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7 Things I did not know last week

Population Forecast up to 2050
1- The world currently has 6.9 billion people. It is projected to hit 10 billion people in the year 2050! (right)

2- Parents in Denmark must choose from a list of 7,000 pre-approved names for their babies!

3- The FDA allows an average of 30 insect fragments and one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.

4- Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy and that comics of him were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear trousers.

5- In Moscow, weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting.

6- You can cure a stomach ache if you lie on your left side for 5 minutes. The stomach is on the left side, the oesophagus enters it on the right and therefore gas bubbles can rise and allow you to burp.

7- A sharon fruit (Kharma in Arabic) is a persimmon that has been artificially ripened. No, I had no idea what a persimmon was either.


  1. Regarding 2, I have a friend who lived in Germany for a while and said it's essentially the same. All to keep hooligans from naming their kids things like "Wolfsong."

  2. I seriously would have rather NOT KNOWN number 3!

  3. Aww, c'mon?
    You seriously didn't know that a persimmon is 5arma? =~P
    It's one of my favorite fruits.

  4. Hahaha "Wolfsong"..Thanks for sharing the knowledge..interesting!


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