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  1. Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.

  2. In 1965, a morbidly obese man didn't eat food for over an entire year. The 27 year old was 456lbs and was put under an experimental fast by doctors. He ingested only multivitamins and potassium tablets for 382 days and defecated once every 40 to 50 days. He ended up losing 275lbs.

  3. Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates

  4. At a time when Saudi women were not allowed to drive, Queen Elizabeth II (an avid driver) took King Abdullah for a ride in the royal Land Rover at her Balmoral estate, driving so fast that he implored his translator to tell her to slow down and concentrate on the road.

  5. Women are better at discerning shades of colours, while men are better at tracking fast-moving objects and discerning detail from a distance. These are evolutionary details linked to a hunter-gatherer past.

  6. The last words of James Bond author Ian Fleming were an apology to his ambulance drivers for having inconvenienced them, saying "I am sorry to trouble you chaps. I don't know how you get along so fast with the traffic on the roads these days."

  7. People are training rats to detect landmines. The rats are too light to set the mines off and can smell the explosive compound extremely well. The rats are very fast and can clear an area 3 times faster than use of electronic mine sweepers and with higher accuracy.

  8. There is a company that secretly takes continuous, rapid, high-resolution aerial photos of crime-plagued cities to help police "rewind" time to view a crime as it happens and then to "fast-forward" the movement of suspects to their present locations.

  9. The slow movement, which advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace, and "doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible." It began with a protest against the opening of a McDonald's in Rome in 1986. "It’s about quality over quantity in everything."

  10. Slow eaters were 42% less likely to be overweight or obese than fast eaters. Even normal-speed eaters had a 29% lower risk of being overweight

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I tracked my fast food eating habits using 20 years of banking transactions in MSSQL and Power BI. There is about US$7000 worth of food there.

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Fast fashion is a bigger pollutant than you think.

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In Sichuan opera, there is a performance art specifically dedicated to changing theatrical masks so fast that it’s imperceptible. It’s called Bian Lian (“face changing”), and the sleight of hand technique behind it is classified as a level two national secret by China’s State Secrets Bureau.

Scientists were able to spin a calcium carbonate molecule to 600 million RPM, generating 1 billion Gs of force. Unfortunately, the molecule spun so fast that it disappeared from the experimental chamber and scientist are still trying to find out where it went to this day.

Fast food chains are banned in Bermuda under the Foreign Restaurants Act of 1977, with the exception of one KFC that was grandfathered in

The 'cauliflower creak', the sound of cauliflowers growing so fast you can hear the florets rubbing together.

Humans hear anywhere from 20 to 100 times faster than they see so that everything that they perceive with their ears is coloring every other perception they have, and every conscious thought they have. Sound gets in so fast that it modifies all the other input and sets the stage for it.

Harold and Kumar were written to go to Krispy Kreme, but after the company declined to be featured in the film, White Castle was selected instead. Happy about the free advertising, White Castle become the first fast food chain to have an R-Rated comedy advertised on fast food containers

Chipmunks and other small rodents have fast reaction time because they process light faster. They see the world in slow motion.

When Han Solo said he did the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs he was not trying to describe how fast his ship was going. Instead he was bragging that he had done a shorter route of the Kessel Run. He did this by going closer to a black hole than most dared to go.

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.

McDonalds sued Irish fast food chain Supermac for trade mark infringement but failed and ended up losing their Big Mac trade mark as well because they were unable to prove that they had used the Big Mac trade mark in the EU.

Many experts regard the United States as entirely uninvadable, because of the country's major industries, reliable and fast supply lines, large geographical size, population size, difficult regional features, armed citizenry, and strong military force. - fact check

For those who jumped from the WTC on 9/11/2001, the fall lasted 10 seconds. They struck the ground at just under 150 MPH -- not fast enough to lose consciousness while falling, but fast enough to ensure instant death on impact. The deaths of those who jumped were ruled homicide, not suicide.

The world record for fasting went to a 456 pound man who fasted for 382 days, consuming only water and vitamins and losing 276 pounds with no ill effects.

Disney's "Enchanted" film was originally written as a R-rated comedy princess movie with borrowed elements from "American Pie" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" that focused heavily on sex and profanity

US presidents do not age faster while in office. The wrinkles and gray hair acquired at fast rates are due to them being on their 40s and 50s at the time of their inauguration

A Roman Mile was defined as 1,000 paces. Armies would leave mile markers every 1,000 steps as they marched; as a result, well-fed armies marching at a fast pace marked longer miles.

Some ducks have been observed floating through tidal rapids or fast-moving sections of rivers, and when they’ve reached the end, they hurry back to the beginning to ride over and over.

Scientists have recently discovered repeating radio signals coming from a mysterious source well beyond the Milky Way. While one-off fast radio bursts (FRBs) have been detected in the past, this is the first time multiple signals have been detected coming from the same place in space.

President Jefferson delayed a state dinner for the Tunisian ambassador until after sunset to accommodate the ambassador's observance of the Ramadan fast, in 1805

Bill Gates has a McDonald’s Gold Card for unlimited free fast food - fact check

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was so fast that the standard evasive action in case a surface-to-air missile launch was detected was simply to accelerate and outfly the missile - fact check

Carl Sagan thought he was able to explain things because for the most part, understanding difficult concepts didn't come easy to him. "The very brilliant ones figure it out so fast they never see the mechanics of understanding.”

The Spanish Flu got its name during WWI. No one fighting in the war wanted to admit that thousands of their troops were dying to some fast spreading disease. However, Spain was neutral, so they reported on it, making people think they were the source.

Due to alcohol's faster evaporation rate, the famous Drinking Bird Toy will eagerly drink whiskey twice as fast as water.

The "fact" that you eat 8 spiders a year was a social experiment to show how fast false information spreads on the internet

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Twitter Following vs. Sales for Fast Food Chains

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The month of Ramadan in the lunar Islamic calendar falls about 10 days earlier each year of the solar based Gregorian calendar. The number of daylight hours observant Muslims fast