Interesting Facts - Page 165

821
In Taiwan, garbage isn't allowed to just sit around. People are required to bring out their garbage when the garbage truck arrives. To facilitate this, the garbage truck plays a jingle that sounds like an ice cream truck.
822
In the early-mid 20th century, a large percentage of U.S. children had unnecessary, sometimes dangerous, surgeries to remove their tonsils. In 1934, a study of 1,000 New York schoolchildren revealed that 61% had their tonsils removed. In the 1970s, it was still the third most common procedure in American hospitals.
823
The former crown prince of Saudi Arabia once ordered a Boeing 747 jumbo jet for $295 million. Unfortunately, the prince died before the plane was finished in 2012. For ten years, the plane sat in storage unused until, in 2022, it was delivered to an airplane boneyard. It may be scrapped despite having only flown for 42 hours.
824
After his father was assassinated by poison, King Mithridates VI of Pontus tried to ensure that he wouldn't suffer the same fate. To do this, he routinely ingested sub-lethal doses of common poisons to build up a tolerance. Reportedly, this backfired for him when he tried to commit suicide by poison but was unable to. Fortunately his bodyguard was on hand to kill him with a sword.
825
Switzerland has no capital. Bern is only the de-facto capital.
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Level 34
Feb 6, 2023
The South Park episodes "200" and "201" were both nominated for Emmys, despite only being aired on television once. I will never stop posting this fact.
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Level 69
Feb 6, 2023
Remind me again, which episodes was it?
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Level 60
Feb 6, 2023
Please do stop posting this fact, Quizmaster has seen it already, and if it hasn’t been used already it never will. All it is is annoying.
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Level 64
Feb 6, 2023
The US accidentally dropped a nuke on South Carolina once

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Mars_Bluff_B-47_nuclear_weapon_loss_incident

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Level 69
Feb 6, 2023
Neither of the Bushes were born in Texas, but Dwight Eisenhower was.
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Level 56
Feb 6, 2023
new facts!
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Level 59
Feb 6, 2023
Yes!

I wonder what happened to quotes...

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Level 61
Feb 7, 2023
I'm really proud of this fact. Zagreb is the only capital to start with Z. It is also the only one to END in B
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Level 69
Feb 7, 2023
Why are you proud of it? Did you personally establish the city just to get it on the JetPunk facts page?
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Level 61
Feb 10, 2023
Because I found it out myself
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2023
OK I'm just gonna say it...

ZAGREB IS NOT THE CAPITAL!!!!!

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Level 72
Apr 8, 2023
Then what is?
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Level 54
Jul 26, 2023
Maybe a capital city!
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Level 52
Sep 15, 2023
wdym zagreb isnt the capital
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Level 56
Feb 7, 2023
Zurich?
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Level 65
Feb 9, 2023
Brasilia again
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Level 65
Dec 25, 2023
wtf who wrote that comment with my account???

Not me, with my 196/196 score on the Capitals quiz. Zagreb is definitely the capital

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Level 53
Feb 25, 2023
Hah my grandma is Taiwanese so I've witnessed #821 a few times at her house.
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Level 60
Mar 8, 2023
“Fortunately” lol
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Level 43
May 10, 2023
Fun fact, there are more Minecraft Accounts than books on the planet.
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Level 52
Sep 15, 2023
825 also applies to nauru
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Level 91
Oct 23, 2023
I'm not sure, but I do not believe that Bern is the de-facto capital of Nauru.
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Level 69
Oct 30, 2023
Having lived in Taipei, I can tell you, that garbage truck jingle gets old fast.
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Level 53
Dec 19, 2023
I have witnessed #821, and because of it, Taiwan recycles a LOT more than other countries! I'm very proud