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A 2013 study suggests that chewing gum boosts concentration.
US$217 is what the government of Zimbabwe had in the bank in Jan, 2013.
The woman who underwent the world’s first successful womb transplant became pregnant in 2013.
The UK spent US$15.8 billion in a health service computer system that failed and was shut down in 2013.
If you invested $1,000 in Amazon.com in 1997, you’d be $239,045 richer in 2013.
In Iran, a law from 2013 allows Men to marry their 13-year-old adopted daughters.
Subway ticket machines in Moscow accepted 30 squats as payment in 2013.
In 2013, a bacteria was found in New Zealand that’s resistant to every single antibiotic known.
Spain had more unemployment in 2013 (27.2%) than the US had during the Great Depression (25%).
A simple canvas painted blue with a white line was sold in 2013 for nearly US$44 million.
Uruguay became, in 2013, the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.
In 2013, a man bought a house next to his ex-wife just to install a giant middle finger statue for her to see every day.
In 2013, a girl survived ASIANA’s Plane Crash, only to be run over and killed by a responding fire truck.
In 2013, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo opened a museum dedicated to himself.
In 2013, North Korea’s president killed his own uncle by throwing him naked into a cage with 120 starving dogs.
In 2013, an Italian man under house arrest asked to go to prison to escape his wife.
200 million people were unemployed worldwide in 2013.
A quarter of all Americans did not read a single book in 2013.
The Netherlands close eight prisons in 2013 due to lack of criminals.
Pope Francis criminalized child molestation in Vatican City for the first time in 2013.