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Between 1974-1978, Gombe, Tanzania, saw a violent, four-year-long conflict
between two chimpanzee clans involving disputes, numerous deaths and
kidnapping. The conflict is known as the Gombe Chimpanzee War.
The average person spends only 10 minutes a day speaking.
Norway has a town
called “Hell”. It freezes over quite regularly.
Mark Spitz a.k.a. Mark the Shark, Olympic champion swimmer, was famed for
his large moustache in an era when every swimmer was shaving everything to
become more hydrodynamic. He once jokingly said to the Russian team coach
that his moustache helps him swim faster by deflecting water from his mouth
and making him more bullet-shaped. The following year, a moustache was worn
by every member of the (male) Russian team.
Women have twice as many nerve receptors as men and so they feel pain more
intensely, but they also have a higher tolerance for it.
Japan keeps a train station in operation in a small village to enable
a single small girl to commute to school. The train goes only twice a day,
when she goes to school and when she returns.
In 1997, Steve Jobs managed to persuade the board of directors of Apple to
fire previous CEO Gil Amelio and appoint him the new CEO as a consequence of
Apple’s very bad results. These bad results were partially caused by an
anonymous sale of 1,5 million shares. It was later revealed that the
anonymous seller was Jobs himself.
France is proposing that all new rooftops must be covered either with solar
panels or plants.
Travelling decreases risk of heart attack and depression and supports brain
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