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Shocking Cosmetic Surgery
A man named Xiahn, formerly known as Max, was so obsessed with the Korean culture that he underwent 10 operations to look Asian.
Cats and sleep
On average, cats sleep for 2/3 of their life. This would mean that a 9 year old cat has been asleep for 6 years.
Scientists have been able to recreate conversations that were held behind a soundproof glass wall by recording the vibrations seen on a potato chip bag.
Costco $1.50 Hotdog/Soda Combo
Costco hasn't changed the price of its $1.50 hot dog/soda combo since 1985.
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.
John F. Kennedy rejected his presidential salary of $100,000 a year and donated it to charity instead.
Cherry Blossom Diplomacy
The pink cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. were a gift from Imperial Japan in 1912. They sent more than 3,000 seeds to be planted near the Potomac River as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.
Sheikh Hamad, billionaire and royal family member in the United Arab Emirates, had a huge carving of his name that's even visible from space etched into a private island.