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The scientific name for the Western lowland gorilla is Gorilla gorilla gorilla.
During the 16th century and until the late 19th, young boys in the Western world wore gowns or dresses up until the age of eight.
India has more population than the entire Western Hemisphere of Earth.
In western Iran, there’s a viper with a fake spider for a tail.
Australia is the only Western country in the world to not have a Bill of Rights.
Half of men in Western Europe are the descendants of a single Bronze Age ruler, a study found.
The most Eastern and Western and Northern state in the U.S. is Alaska.
In 2010, the Iranian government banned certain “decadent western hairstyles” including ponytails, mullets and elaborate spikes.
Fidel Castro made Cuba the first Communist country in the Western Hemisphere.
Paris, France, was the first western capital to have a mayor of African descent in 1879.
Officials in western Canada warned motorists in 2016 not to interact with moose if they find them licking salt off their cars.
Around 200 BCE, the Western Han Dynasty used a lottery to pay for repairs to and expansion of the Great Wall.
In cultures that have had little or no exposure to Western music, dissonant chords are rated just as likeable as consonant chords.
The South Pacific island of Vanuatu banned the imports of western junk food as a way to combat future health problems.
Sperm count in Western men has dropped over 50% since 1973.
Western Union didn’t stop sending telegrams until 2006.
“All Quiet on the Western Front” was banned in Poland for being pro-German and in Germany for being anti-German.
It was to Western Union that Alexander Graham Bell and his co-inventors first took their patent for the telephone. But its chairman said it was “nothing but a toy”.
“Western” numerals (i.e. 0-9) are actually called Arabic numerals
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.