Travelling decreases risk of heart attack and
depression and supports brain health.
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.
In 1997, Steve Jobs managed to persuade the board of directors of
Apple to fire previous CEO Gil Amelio and appoint Jobs 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.
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.
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.
78.Norway has a town
called “Hell”. It freezes over quite regularly.
The average person spends only 10 minutes a day speaking.
France is proposing that all new rooftops must be covered either with
solar panels or plants.