Maybe Canada should change their maple leaf to something less toxic? :)

  1. It's important to have a woman, who helps at home, who cooks from time to time, cleans up and has a job.
  2. It's important to have a woman, who can make you laugh.
  3. It's important to have a woman, who you can trust and who doesn't lie to you.
  4. It's important to have a woman, who is good in bed and who likes to be with you.
  5. It's vitally important that these four women do not know each other.

If New Zealand would have the population density of Manhattan, there would be 7.3 billion people living in New Zealand.

Google for the numbers.

More people live in Shanghai than the entire populations of the Netherlands and Denmark combined.

Obesity in the U.S. has increased from 26.2 percent in 2012 to 27.1 percent in 2013; the obesity rate was 25.5 percent in 2008.

The U.S. states wih the lowest obesity rates are Montana, Colorado and Nevada (19.6 - 21.1 percent). The states with the highest obesity rates are Mississippi, West Virginia and Delaware (35.4 to 34.3 percent)

Obesity has been linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and high depression rates.


New York tops the list of cities with the most people worth $30 million or more.

most of those with 30million arent worth 30million
they just have 30million

most of those with 30million arent worth 30million, they just have 30million

Actually worth is probably most appropriate here since most likely a lot of the wealth is tied up in property so they don't really 'have' it, they have a house or apartment worth $10+ million

the people arent worth 30million,
not worth pissing on if they were on fire

Enrico Fermi was the main theoretical physicist behind the Manhattan project. Albert Einstein did help by using his name to convince Roosevelt to start the project. Calling poor Albert the Father of the Atom Bomb would be an insult to the lifelong pacifist.

I guess in New York you have to have a total wealth of $30 million to be considered rich. I always thought that once you can't remember how many houses you own, like Senator McCain, then you are plenty rich.

According to a Pew Research survey 91% of Americans believe that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.

A further 80% also felt that Americans should be concerned about government surveillance.


S.Donald Stookey died at the age of 99 on 4 nov. 2014.
He invented among others corning glass and glass that gets dark in the sunlight.

According to the voting turnout in the US is dependent on income, residency and age. The turnout is higher with more income, longer residency and older age.

California's Central Valley accounts for more than 80% of the global supply of almonds.

However, California's worst drought in more than a century is causing huge problems for farmers, who need a trillion gallons of water per year for their almond orchards alone.

Source ...

Solstice Sun rise and set for the Pasadena, Ca. longitude and latitude. The earliest the Sun sets is
Dec 2-6 at 16:42. The latest the Sun rises is Jan 2-13, 2015 at 6:59.

On that note, where I used to live, in Kiruna, Sweden. Today, the sunrise was at 9:37 and the sunset was at 13:14, for a total of 3h34min of daylight. The people of Kiruna will not see the Sun at all from December 10th to January 2nd.

Kiruna, where vampires take their Christmas holiday

The molecules of oranges and lemons are identical except that they are mirror images of each other. Your nose can still tell the difference. Source

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A "Ten Gallon Hat" does not hold 10 gallons.

10 gallon, the height of fashion among the french of the time was a hat with ribbons, the body of which was tall enough to hold 10 ribbons (galon) was it and a bit, dix galon became ten gallon hat

London, England (1952)
Air pollution disaster. Smoke from burning coal mixed with fog forming sulphuric acid in the air. People wore gas used headlights by day. After 2 weeks, the normal death rates had been exceeded by 4,000. This "killer fog" inspired England to pass its first pollution-control laws.

I love my country!
Are there other countries besides Belgium, where the following contest takes place?
Take a local soccer field (about 3000 m2)
Divide it in about 3000 square metres.
Place a bet on a square.
Put three cows in the middle of the field.
The squares where the cows do their droppings, win!
The game is called: The cow that shits you rich!

People in most other countries don't get so bored as to create such a game in the first place >;-)

Are there other countries besides Belgium, where the following contest takes place?

Yes, The Netherlands...

An eagle's eye can weigh more than it's brain according to

Yes, The Netherlands...
@pritaeas: Do you happen to know if it's original from Belgium or from The Netherlands ?