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In Sweden, around 1pm emergency service calls drop by about 40% because everyone is watching the Disney Christmas show

Disneyland Paris nearly went out of business because they did not serve wine.

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In 2012, the world generated 2.6 trillion pounds of garbage.

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In 1972 & 1974, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich aired on SVT, the tv mast in Aland was shut down because Finns are banned from watching it.

did you know that if you watch too much tv you get square eyes

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In 2017 Germany has the most powerful passport at the 1 ranking.

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in world war 2, nazi germany threatened to bomb amsterdam, the netherlands in turn surrendered before any battle happened, sadly the bombers were already on their way and could no longer be stopped.

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Denmark has the oldest continuous monarchy in Europe.

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Denmark consumes 11.4 litres of alcohol per capita.

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In The Great War, 651000 Italian Soldiers were killed, 953886 were wounded, and 600000 were captured or missing in action.

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Aussie Soldiers are given a Field Ration Eating Device. It has a spoon, a can opener and a bottle opener. They also call it a FRED.

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In Norway, it's common practice to (jokingly) refer to swedes as "svenskejævler" or "svenskefaen", meaning swede devil. This includes swedes and people with Swedish heritage

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During the Second World War, the Japanese military regularly used suicide bombers and human shields and even executed prisoners with ceremonial swords. The same is true of modern Muslim terrorists.

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During the Second World War, the Japanese military made regular use of suicide bombers and human shields as well

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Icelandic has the same word for "to understand" and "to divorce". It is "að skilja"

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