By 2020, the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization estimates only 7% of the world will travel internationally.
There is a 20 story light spire on a building in downtown Stockholm, and anyone with a smartphone can change the colors on the lights that are shining in it. Its creators hope that the work can stand as a statement on the power of democracy and the power of the public.
Sanitation workers in Karachi, Pakistan are often completely submerged in raw sewage as they work, using their bare hands and feet to move sludge.
The synthpop band “I Am the World Trade Center” released their debut album “Out of the Loop” in July 2001 with the 11th track of the album being “September”.
At 12 yrs old, Steve Jobs (Founder, Apple) looked up Bill Hewlett (Founder, HP) in the phonebook and called him up because he wanted to build a frequency counter, but didn’t have the parts. 20 minutes later, Hewlett gave Jobs the parts and also a summer job at HP, assembling frequency counters.
Life expectancy of a black male in D.C. is 66.53 the lowest in the country and the life expectancy for a white man in D.C. Is 84.29 the highest in the country.
Top-flight Spanish soccer team, Athletic Bilbao, only signs local talents and players of Basque decent. The team has won numerous titles and remained in the top tier of Spanish soccer ever since its inception in 1898.
A NJ amusement park had a hole in the fence that kids would use to sneak in and avoid paying admission. The owner knew, but didn’t repair it because he felt the kids couldn’t afford admissions, but would spend money in the park anyways.
Somali General Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s son, Hussein Farrah Aidid, emigrated to the USA when he was 14. He would later join the Marines and be stationed in Somalia as translator during Operation Restore Hope, the mission that targeted his father. Upon his father’s death, he was chosen as successor.
Louisiana State Penitentiary was founded as a slave plantation, and is still run as a prison farm to this day.