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China is building an ultra-modern car-free city that'll house 80,000 people in "high-rise core housing". It's entirely walkable and surrounded by green space. It's designed to use less water, create less waste, and generate less carbon dioxide than a normal city.
Strawberry Word Origin
Nobody really knows where strawberries got their name.
Pillow hugging while sleeping is a subconscious indication that you miss someone.
The Sun is actually white. Viewed from space or a high altitude, it appears as its true color; white. Whereas viewed from a low altitude, atmospheric rendering makes it appear as yellow.
Money Can Buy Happiness
Money can buy happiness, but researchers have found that its emotional well-being benefits max out at a salary of about 75K a year.
The Japanese pilot who attacked a town in Oregon during WW2 returned years later to present his family's 400-year-old samurai sword to the city as a symbol of regret.
The cat featured in the popular internet meme "grumpy cat" has a permanently grumpy face due to feline dwarfism. Her real name is Tardar Sauce.
World's Largest Swimming Pool
The world’s largest swimming pool can be found at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. The pool is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long, has a maximum depth of 35 m, and even has sailing boats.