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A law was enacted in 2009 that makes it illegal to be drunk in public in Ireland.
NASA’s Kepler mission, launched in 2009 has found 2,325 planet candidates and 1,284 were in a single finding, the largest to date.
In 2009, a man was arrested for being naked in his own house in Springfield, Virginia.
In 2009, Uruguay became the first nation to provide every school child with a free laptop and WIFI.
Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
Gorbachev recorded an album of Russian romantic ballads in 2009.
The first cloned dogs, six Canadian Labradors, started to work for South Korea’s customs service as sniffers in 2009.
In 2009, Nigerian Police arrested a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.
In 2009, Exxon made US$19 billion profit but received a US$156 million federal tax rebate.
In 2009, a comparative study on Porn was cut short because researchers couldn’t find men in their 20s who had never seen porn.
Sony sold more than 12 millions of floppy disks in 2009.
“Muhammad” was the most common baby boy name in England and Wales in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Chinese courts have a 99.99% conviction rate, as measured in 2009.
In 2009, a 10-year-old British girl tried to sell her grandmother on eBay.
From 1989 to 2009, about 2,000 schools were closed in Germany because of a scarcity of children.
When Disney released “Princess and the Frog” in 2009, 50 children in the U.S. were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.
Swedish wasn’t made the official language of Sweden until 2009.
The U.S. government spent US$1.1 million on puppets from 2009 to 2013.
A secret message was engraved inside Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch by a jeweler, and it was not discovered until 2009.
23% rose the cost of living in NYC in just five years: from 2009 to 2014.