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Interesting stuff I now know thanks to Wikipedia (Vol. 2)

Interesting stuff I now know thanks to Wikipedia (Vol. 2)

Listcruft
The Japanese name for Japan, 日本, can be pronounced either Nihon or Nippon. There are five entries thus far in the Walter the Farting Dog series of children's books. Thibaw Min was the last king of Burma (aka Myanmar). After the British completed their conquest of Burma in 1885, Thibaw and his family were exiled to India. The Netherlands won two gold medals at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona - one in the Women's 800m and one in Equestrian Jumping Team competition. New York Airways became the first scheduled helicopter carrier in the United States and the first passenger helicopter carrier in the world when it commenced passenger operations on July 9, 1953. It offered scheduled service from atop the Pan Am Building in Midtown Manhattan (New York City) to other airports in th
This is CNN

This is CNN

Rants
Seriously? This is what is considered "Breaking News" by CNN? Britney "White Trash with a Record Deal" Spears finally losing custody of her children? Really? Can you not tell how indignant I am by all the question marks I'm using??? Public: "Hey CNN, anything going on with those monks being slaughtered over in Myanmar? Or Burma. Or whatever it's called." CNN: "Fuck them. How many hit songs do they have? Yeah, we thought so."