Did You Know – 05/04/2015


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1. Research has showed the implementation of blue-colored streetlights has reduced both crime and suicides:

Glasgow, Scotland, introduced blue street lighting to improve the city’s landscape in 2000. Afterward, the number of crimes in areas illuminated in blue noticeably decreased.

The Nara, Japan, prefectural police set up blue street lights in the prefecture in 2005, and found the number of crimes decreased by about 9 percent in blue-illuminated neighborhoods. Many other areas nationwide have followed suit.
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3. The first American woman to win the Nobel Prize was a lifelong single woman. The year was 1931 and the celebrated spinster was Jane Addams.

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4. With all the talks of global warming and rising sea levels, it is the residents of the Maldives that have the greatest reason to fear.
With an average height of around 1.8 meters above sea level their nation is the lowest on Earth.

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5.With over 95% of its population being overweight, the small island nation of Nauru is by far the fattest country on Earth.
Its obesity epidemic is primarily attributed to the importation of western fast food that coincided with an increased standard of living in the 20th century due to the global popularity of its phosphate exports.

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6. Because Guam doesn’t have any natural sand, but rather coral,
the island nation makes its asphalt using a mix of ground coral and oil rather than importing sand from abroad.

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