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  1. A supermarket was closed down so that Michael Jackson could fulfill his dream to go to a supermarket and shop like everybody else and experience what it was like to “put things in a basket.” It was populated with his friends and family pretending to be fellow shoppers and employees.

  2. Christopher Columbus was thrown in jail upon his return to Spain for mistreating the native population of Hispaniola

  3. Switzerland is the only country in the world which could fit 114% of its population into bunkers in case of an emergency

  4. Morgan Freeman converted his 124 Acre Ranch into a bee sanctuary in an effort to help bee populations

  5. Japan is giving its elderly population discounts on ramen if they give up their drivers licenses

  6. About the Oakland Buddha, placed by a resident on a street corner to prevent illegal dumping, the statue has now become a shrine for the local Vietnamese population who leave offerings and have even built a shelter for the Buddah. Crime in the area dropped 82%

  7. Not only is USA the 3rd most populated country in the world, but if it had ONE BILLION MORE people, it would still be the 3rd most populated country in the world.

  8. A 96-year-old self-taught conservationist dedicated the last 40 years of his life to saving North American bluebird populations, building and monitoring 350 nest boxes all across southeast Idaho. In part from his conservation efforts, bluebird populations have significantly rebounded.

  9. On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, who credits her win to this specific day.

  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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population fact data chart about The City is Alive: The Population of Manhattan, Hour-by-Hour
The City is Alive: The Population of Manhattan, Hour-by-Hour

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Countries with a smaller population than Uttar Pradesh

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Opossums are great at reducing the tick population in a given area. Scientists estimate that a single opossum can kill about 5,000 ticks in a single season.

Over 40M people of Irish descent are in the United States, 8x more than the population of Ireland.

Alone among Nazi-occupied nations, Albania's Jewish population actually increased during the Holocaust. The mostly Muslim population sheltered Jews from around Europe, and only five Jews were killed in Albania during the two years of Nazi rule

Leprosy doesn't cause body parts to be damaged or fall off. Instead, the disease damages one's ability to feel pain, causing common accidents to become more damaging. In addition to this, leprosy is only mildly contagious and more than 95% of the world's population are naturally immune.

The bikini was named after a Pacific island the United States bombed during nuclear testing nuclear testing, displacing the entire population and rendering the island uninhabitable. The bikini was supposed to have the same "explosive" effect on men who saw women wearing it.

In Stringtown, Oklahoma, population 400, 76 percent of the town's 2013 budget came from traffic tickets. After a state investigation into excessive speed trapping the town's police department was disbanded.

Red hair occurs naturally in 1-2% of the human population. However, In Ireland, the percentage of population with red hair is estimated to be around 10%, making it the world’s highest concentrated population of red heads.

Coyotes use their howls and yipping to create a kind of census of coyote populations. If their howls are not answered by other packs, it triggers an autogenic response that produces large litters.

There is a small Pacific Island where about 10% of the population are completely colorblind (only see shades of black/white/grey). The condition limits vision in full sunlight, but may lead to sharper vision at night, like for night fishing.

During the Cold War the CIA considered dropping dropping enormous condoms labeled "medium" over the Soviet Union to demoralize the Soviet male population.

In 1971, Texas lawmaker Tom Moore tried pranking the Texas legislature by introducing a resolution to commend the Boston Strangler for population control. The resolution passed unanimously. Some use this as a criticism that legislators don't read what they vote on.

100% of Iceland's population has the internet, the only country in the world.

In 1847, with a population of just 20,000 people, Toronto took in 38,560 Irish famine victims

5-10% of Melanesians (a dark-skinned Pacific Island people) have blonde hair. This is not due to mixture with European populations, but rather due to an independently arising mutation.

In the elections for mayor of Rio de Janeiro in 1988 the population was so unhappy with politicians, that a well-known monkey of the local zoo received over 400k votes.

Less than 100,000 giraffes are left in the wild. In the last 30 years populations have dropped 40%. In the last 10 years 40,000 Giraffe parts have been imported to the USA. Giraffes are facing ‘silent extinction’.

10% of ancient tools uncovered are designed for being left-handed, indicating that in the last 10,000 years the proportion of the population that is left-handed has remained consistent at 10%.

The "3.5% Rule" - Every civil disobedience campaign, in which 3.5% of the population participated, has succeeded

The Netherlands, which fits into the U.S. more than 200 times and has a population density higher than Rhode Island, is the world's second largest food exporter.

Humans came very close to extinction at least 3 times, at one point possibly falling to a worldwide population of 600

Japan has a National Wolf Association fighting to reintroduce wolves to the country to deal with a massive roaming deer population

Ireland has finally reached its population level from the Great Famine. So Ireland as a whole finally has the same amount of people it had 170 years ago.

The Devil's Cigar is a fungus that strangely only exists in small area of Texas and Japan separated by 11,000 km the two populations have been separated for at least nineteen million years. It looks like a cigar, hisses, releases clouds resembling smoke, then splits open into a flower shape.

99% of Jewish children in Poland died in the Holocaust. Only 5,000 were left out of a pre-war population of 1 million.

In the 1990s, the Galapagos Conservancy launched Project Isabela, an all out war against 250,000 goats in the Galapagos Islands to save the dwindling population of Galapagos tortoises, and involved snipers picking goats off from helicopters. It ended up restoring the population of the tortoises.

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Which countries produce a greater proportion of global CO2 emissions than their proportion of the global population?

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What explains population change by region in Europe?