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Redondo Beach, California adopted the Goodyear Blimp as the city’s official bird in 1983.
Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian Muslim.
In Iran, a law from 2013 allows Men to marry their 13-year-old adopted daughters.
In Sweden, parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave when a child is born or adopted.
In 2008, a chimpanzee named Anjana adopted and raised two baby white tigers named Mitra and Shiva after a hurricane.
Millionaire Harris Rosen adopted an urban neighborhood in Florida, giving all families daycare, boosting the graduation rate by 75%, and cutting the crime rate in half.
The U.S. officially adopted the metric system in 1975 when President Gerald Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act.
After a neo-Nazi group adopted a half-mile stretch of highway in Missouri, the state renamed it to the “Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway.”
If vegetarianism was adopted by 2050, it would stave off about 7 million deaths per year, experts estimate.
The word “cleavage” comes from geology. It refers to a separation between rocks or crystals. American movie censors adopted the term as a euphemism in 1940s.
The navy blue uniforms adopted by many police departments in the U.S. were simply surplus army uniforms from the Civil War.
The term “Aryan” comes from Persia, meaning “noble.” The term was later adopted by the Nazi racial theory to describe their “master race.”