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11United Nations Gang
There is a Canadian street gang called the United Nations that encourages ethnic diversity
In the 1980s, there was a persistent rumor in the UK that McDonald's was funding the Irish Republican Army. This was ultimately traced back to a U.S. talk show where the company was praised for its generosity in funding Individual Retirement Accounts.
13Ganymede and Titan
Two of the moons in our solar system (Ganymede & Titan) are actually larger than the planet Mercury.
While competing at the 2002 World Junior Championships at the age of 15, Usain Bolt became so nervous from the crowd's expectations that he put his shoes on the wrong feet. Nevertheless, he won the race, becoming the world's youngest junior gold medallist.
The Michigan Theater which was once one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in the Midwest is now used as a parking garage.
An investment bank (Sandler O’Neill & Partners) that lost 66 employees on 9/11 has paid the college fees of 54 children of their fallen co-workers.
In 1989, Chamoy Thipyaso was given the world's longest sentence for corporate fraud according to Guinness World Records. In the late 1960s, Thipyaso started a chit fund called the Mae Chamoy Fund (Mae being the Thai word for Mother), which was made to look like an oil share with high returns. Due to Thipyaso's connections with the Air Force and Petroleum Authority, the fund was able to sustain itself for a remarkably long time. Connections to the military was a huge factor into one's political and business power, and so by appearing to have the military's backing this scheme seemed more legitimate to people.
She defrauded more than 16,000 people of $204 million. She was sentenced to 141,078 years in prison. However, the Thai law of the time specified that those convicted of fraud could not serve more than twenty years in prison, and she was released after only eight.
The world is facing a global sand crisis because sand and gravel mining greatly exceeds natural renewal rate.
19The Adventures of Pinocchio
There was supposed to be a Pinocchio film (The Adventures of Pinocchio) released in 1936, predating Disney's Pinocchio by 4 years. It was meant to be the first Italian animated film, but for unknown reasons, the film was never completed and it is considered lost.
Cruise ships have morgues in them. On average, roughly 200 people die on cruise ships each year so most ships have the capacity to store up to 10 bodies at a time.