In Cuba, picking up hitchhikers is mandatory for government vehicles, if passenger space is available. Hitchhiking is encouraged, as there are few cars, and designated hitchhiking spots are used. Waiting riders are picked up on a first come first go basis.
In the Soviet Union in 1991, voting “None of the Above” led to new elections with new candidates, eventually leading to the end of the Soviet Union.
A lawyer tried to settle a civil suit by invoking his right to trial by combat. In New York. In 2015.
Some of the first German Soldiers captured at Normandy on D-Day were actually Korean. They had been pressed into service by the Japanese, captured by the Soviets, then captured by the Germans, then captured by the Americans.
M&Ms were created so that military soldiers could enjoy heat resistant and easy to transport chocolate during war.
Japanese schools do not employ janitors or custodians. The Japanese education system believes that requiring students to clean the school themselves teaches respect, responsibility, and emphasizes equality.
Police are now using an app that allows them to monitor your “Threat Score,” an algorithm that determines through public records and social media how much of a risk you are before any interaction takes place.