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  1. Cards Against Humanity joked that they could buy an island with the money they donate to charity, so they bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife. They named it ‘Hawaii 2’ because “it’s on the Maine land.”

  2. To fight illegal logging of their land, an indigenous community of 9000 members in Guyana built a drone by watching DIY videos on YouTube, to film the illegal activities and report the footage to Guyanese authorities.

  3. Even though almost all planes were grounded during 9/11, there was one non military plane flying after the FAA ordered all planes to land. This one plane was carrying snake anti venom to Florida to save a snake handler’s life after he had gotten bit by a Taipan snake

  4. Republican Congress member Thaddeus Steven who wanted to exile former slave owners and redistribute their land among slaves and farmers

  5. When the host of "Candid Camera" Allen Funt was on a flight that was highjacked, passengers recognized him and thought the it was all just a joke for the show. Despite his insistence that the hijacking was real, no one believed him until the plane landed in Cuba.

  6. Dick Bass, the first person to scale the seven summits, was on a flight when he deluged his seatmate for hours with details of his treks on all seven continents. Before they landed, he realized he hadn't asked his new friend anything about himself. "That's OK," the man said, "I'm Neil Armstrong"

  7. A Polish pilot who, after being shot down during the Battle of Britain, landed in a country club and proceeded to play and win a game a tennis before an RAF truck came to pick him up.

  8. In 2014, an 89 year old WW2 veteran, Bernard Shaw went missing from his nursing home. It turned out that he went to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day landings against the nursing home's orders. He left the home wearing a grey mack concealing the war medals on his jacket.

  9. Pill Bugs are not insects but land crustaceans related to lobsters and shrimp. They breathe through gills, can drink through their anus, and excrete gas through their exoskeleton instead of urinating.

  10. Despite supporting one of the highest human population densities, Japan is the first developed country with the highest percentage (74%) of forest-covered land. Japan's forest management policy began over four centuries ago.

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Area of land burnt in Australia and area of smoke coverage shown as equivalent area over Europe

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Try to impeach this? A redesign of the now-infamous 2016 election map, focusing on votes instead of land area.

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Science shows that the Egg came first, not the Chicken. 1. The first egg was laid by a bird that was not a chicken. 2. The first amniotic (hard-shelled) egg laid on land was around 312 million years ago. Chickens are domesticated descendants of red junglefowl from at most 8000 years ago.

Before Japan surrendered to end WW2, the US armed forces ordered over 1 million Purple Heart medals in anticipation of a difficult land invasion. That stock is still being used today.

Mark Zuckerberg bought 700 acres of beachfront land in Hawaii. He built a wall around the property and then tried to force hundreds of Native Hawaiians to forfeit their gathering rights to the land by suing them

Christopher Columbus, when he heard that one of his men had sighted land in the Americas (earning a lifetime pension for it), claimed that he had seen it the day before but simply not bothered to mention it, and was given the pension instead.

In the late Classical Era of Greece, women owned 35% of the land and property in Sparta. When a woman's husband died(usually in battle), his land and property passed to the wife, not to the oldest male.

A 9000 member indigenous tribe in Guyana is fighting illegal logging of their land by filming the activity with a drone they built by watching DIY videos on YouTube and taking the footage to the Guyanese government.

There's a place in the Pacific Ocean called Point Nemo. It s so far from land, the nearest humans are often astronauts. The ISS orbits the Earth at a maximum of 258 miles (416km). Meanwhile the nearest inhabited landmass to Point Nemo is over 1,670 miles (2,700km) away.

Robert E. Lee owned a plantation across the river from Washington DC until the start of the civil war. The Lees abandoned the home and the Union army occupied their land, ultimately burying Union war dead there to spite Lee for his treason. It is now Arlington National Cemetery.

In the 1800s, a cult leader gave 600 acres of land to God but the State of Pennsylvania took possession and sold it because the Almighty didn’t pay His taxes.

In 2015 someone did a shit so bad on a British Airway flight from Heathrow to Dubai that it had to turn around and land after just 30 minutes.

While developing Star Trek Spock was originally going to be from Mars, however due to a concern that a Martian landing might take place before the end of the series his home planet was changed.

Walt Disney created multiple fake companies (like M.T. Lott Real Estate) to buy Florida land in the 1960s. This let him acquire what is now Disney World while avoiding suspicion and keeping prices low. The stores on Main Street shop windows are the names of those original companies.

After losing automatic control of his Mercury capsule, astronaut Gordon Cooper was forced to use his knowledge of constellations, wristwatch, and his eyeballs to manually land his spacecraft. He ended up splashing just 4 miles from his recovery ship, the most accurate landing up to that point.

Despite having a heart condition and arthritis that forced him to use a cane, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. led the first wave of landings at Utah Beach on D-Day, becoming the only general to land with his soldiers that day.

In 2006 a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover up the smell by lighting matches. When passengers alerted crew they could smell burning the flight made an emergency landing and the FBI were called in to conduct an investigation

Millionaire neighbors protested George Lucas' plans to build a movie studio on his property due to the possibility of increased traffic hurting their quality of life. Lucas got revenge by abandoning the studio project and planning to use his land to build 224 affordable homes.

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.

The US Air Force seriously considered and researched Nuking the Moon as a show of force after Russia launched Sputnik, but scrapped it at the last minute as they felt landing on it would be better received by the public.

In Maori mythology in New Zealand, there is a story of a land called Hawaiki that their ancestors came from. Some have speculated this to be Hawaii, a journey of 4600 miles.

At 84, Dick Van Dyke fell asleep surfing, floated out of sight of land and was rescued by Porpoises.

10,000 years ago Lions were the second most widespread land mammal, after humans. They existed across Africa, Eurasia and America.

US Army soldier Daniel Pharr was tandem skydiving when his expert instructor became unresponsive. The rookie skydiver steered the pair away from houses and other obstacles, using what he remembered from watching skydiving on TV. After landing he started CPR on his instructor, to no avail.

In 1948, a man wore 30-pound, 3-toed lead shoes and stomped around a Florida beach in the night. The footprints lead people to believe that a 15-foot tall penguin was roaming their lands. He kept up the prank for 10 years, visiting various beaches. The hoax wasn't revealed until 40 years later.

Sarah Rector who in 1913 at age 10 was known as "Richest Colored Girl in the world". After being given a land grant that unknowingly produced 2,500 barrels of oil a day. Soon she received a daily revenue of $300 (approx $2.6 million annually today) and marriage offers worldwide at age 12

The city of London still pays rent to the Queen on land it leased in 1211. Nobody even knows where the land is located anymore. But over the past centuries, the city has paid the same flat rate: a knife, an axe, six oversized horseshoes, and 61 nails.

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6 months of job hunting, by city, until I finally landed a job!

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Area of land burnt in Australia compared to the size of Ireland.