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So I caught up on QI properly last night and Stephen Fry was talking about some things which made me think.

He asked

"Where are 1% of American adults?"

The answer was jail.

America has imprisoned more of it's citizens than any society in history.

1 in 13 men between 20-34 are in jail.

for Black males it's 1 in 9.

There more 17 year old black people in jail than in college.

It reminded me of what Flojo and Ulysses were saying about America, all in all America is 1 big fail.

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greece's population is the same size as greater los angeles, i think i read that in an article flojo posted so i imagine most of you also know that.

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We have similar issues though, just because America is worse it doesn't detract from how overly punitive our country is.

Some of our prisons are 189% of capacity.

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Hope this thread is active. I have no input, but will enjoy finding out new things.

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Hope this thread is active. I have no input, but will enjoy finding out new things.

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O wait, China has banned any TV show, film or book which references time travel

#whatdoesitmean

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You cant lick your elbow

You cant sneeze with your eyes open

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Theres money to be made of out the prison system

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nice thread but this is the first fact that has struck me as mildly surprising

O wait, China has banned any TV show, film or book which references time travel

#whatdoesitmean

lol would love to hear the reasoning behind this

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So I caught up on QI properly last night and Stephen Fry was talking about some things which made me think.

He asked

"Where are 1% of American adults?"

The answer was jail.

America has imprisoned more of it's citizens than any society in history.

1 in 13 men between 20-34 are in jail.

for Black males it's 1 in 9.

There more 17 year old black people in jail than in college.

It reminded me of what Flojo and Ulysses were saying about America, all in all America is 1 big fail.

Add yours.

Regarding US. 1st time EVER they have lost their AAA financial status.

Its mad how popular Obama was now compared to now

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nice thread but this is the first fact that has struck me as mildly surprising

O wait, China has banned any TV show, film or book which references time travel

#whatdoesitmean

lol would love to hear the reasoning behind this

They say its cos they shouldnt want to change thier history or heritage by time travelling

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You cant sneeze with your eyes open

Why do i think im gonna be very ugly looking mofo if i try and give in to my curiosity on this fact

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So I caught up on QI properly last night and Stephen Fry was talking about some things which made me think.

He asked

"Where are 1% of American adults?"

The answer was jail.

America has imprisoned more of it's citizens than any society in history.

1 in 13 men between 20-34 are in jail.

for Black males it's 1 in 9.

There more 17 year old black people in jail than in college.

It reminded me of what Flojo and Ulysses were saying about America, all in all America is 1 big fail.

Add yours.

Regarding US. 1st time EVER they have lost their AAA financial status.

Its mad how popular Obama was now compared to now

I hear you fam, so nuts how he was popular now compared to now

mind boggling

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So I caught up on QI properly last night and Stephen Fry was talking about some things which made me think.

He asked

"Where are 1% of American adults?"

The answer was jail.

America has imprisoned more of it's citizens than any society in history.

1 in 13 men between 20-34 are in jail.

for Black males it's 1 in 9.

There more 17 year old black people in jail than in college.

It reminded me of what Flojo and Ulysses were saying about America, all in all America is 1 big fail.

Add yours.

Regarding US. 1st time EVER they have lost their AAA financial status.

Its mad how popular Obama was now compared to now

I hear you fam, so nuts how he was popular now compared to now

mind boggling

lol

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nice thread but this is the first fact that has struck me as mildly surprising

O wait, China has banned any TV show, film or book which references time travel

#whatdoesitmean

lol would love to hear the reasoning behind this

They say its cos they shouldnt want to change thier history or heritage by time travelling

they got suttin the f*ckers.

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if ur hands bigger then ur face chances are u have some form of the many strains of cancer

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if ur hands bigger then ur face chances are u have some form of the many strains of cancer

U can tell what I done after reading this lol

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if ur hands bigger then ur face chances are u have some form of the many strains of cancer

U can tell what I done after reading this lol

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China will soon become the number one english speaking country in the world

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath

The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language

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fack that Sheik thing is hard

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if ur hands bigger then ur face chances are u have some form of the many strains of cancer

U can tell what I done after reading this lol

supposed to do this in person

when the person puts their hand over their face u smash it into them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIHwIcX18h0

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not really a shocking fact but a list of countries ranked by order of freedom of travel afforded to their citizens, without needing a visa, for instance UK citizens are able to travel to 166 different countries without requiring a visa, whereas Afghan citizens are only able to travel to 26:

hvri_2010_graph.png

http://www.henleyglobal.com/citizenship/visa-restrictions/

thought it was mildly interesting

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not really a shocking fact but a list of countries ranked by order of freedom of travel afforded to their citizens, without needing a visa, for instance UK citizens are able to travel to 166 different countries without requiring a visa, whereas Afghan citizens are only able to travel to 26:

hvri_2010_graph.png

http://www.henleyglobal.com/citizenship/visa-restrictions/

thought it was mildly interesting

Having a british passport > __________

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