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The Japanese shoplifting solution

The Japanese shoplifting solution

Did you know how Japan handles customers trying to shoplift?
Japan treats its customers with respect, and in most stores you will not find Anti-shoplifting Devices or anti-theft systems, and the sellers will leave you alone until you ask them something (because, God forbid, to show the customer that you suspect that he is capable of stealing). But what happens when a customer “cheats on trust” and still tries to shoplift something?
In many stores in Japan you will find (near the cash register) a few large orange balls. These balls are actually paintball balls, which the seller has to throw at the thief so that the police will could identify the shoplifter when he runs away. The sellers are trained in throwing these balls! And their instructions include throwing balls towards the thief’s legs and, if necessary, his car if he tries to escape. As cool as it sounds, to date only a few cases have been counted in which this amusing tactic has been used ( the level of crime in Japan is not very high anyway). But they do lie at the cash register in a conspicuous place to warn potential thieves.

June 17, 20171 commentRead More
The israeli parliament has the world’s largest parliamentary solar field roof

The israeli parliament has the world’s largest parliamentary solar field roof

The Israeli parliament (also known as the “knesset”) has become today (March 29, 2015) The world’s largest parliamentary solar field roof.
It is estimated that the roof top solar field will harness sun energy and save the Israeli parliament up to 380,000 USD every year!​

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Source>> Knesset largest parliamentary solar field

Photos copyright: knesset

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March 29, 20151 commentRead More
Kaka means poop

Kaka means poop

Kaka/Caca means “poop” in Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Albanian… but In Swedish and other Nordic languages it means “cookie” or “small cake”…
Does that means that cookies in 
Scandinavia tastes like shit ?  we hope not …
anyway, as you can see in the comments below, people from around the world share here  the true meaning of KAKA in their own language, if your language is not mentioned yet – please do update us!

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Source>> http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kaka and http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/caca

 

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November 30, 201330 commentsRead More
3,000 Euros are thrown into Trevi Fountain daily

3,000 Euros are thrown into Trevi Fountain daily

a cool thing i learned today – Believe it or not about 3,000 Euros are thrown into Trevi Fountain (located in Rome, Italy) daily.
The coins are collected and than used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome’s poor.
Sadly, there are constant attempts to loot money from Trevi Fountain.

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Source>> Wikipedia -Trevi Fountain

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August 29, 20130 comments
The shortest war in history ended after 38 minutes

The shortest war in history ended after 38 minutes

The world’s shortest war in history (also listed in the Guinness World Records book) took place in the year 1896 (August the 27th), between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar.
It began because the British authorities preferred a sultan who was more favorable to British interests, but a different sultan took the crown, after the British ultimatum expired, the British gathered cruisers, gunboats & 150 marines in the harbor, and attacked the sultan, who surrendered after 38 minutes of battle…

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Source>> Wikipedia – Anglo-Zanzibar War

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August 25, 20130 commentsRead More
Who loves U.S?

Who loves U.S?

a Cool thing I learned today – there are 3 countries in the world (as of 2013) that like the U.S more than the U.S likes itself.
The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project carries out surveys around the world  in about 60 countries!
In this survey the people were asked “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of the U.S.?” and the U.S came 4th after the view of the Philippines, Israel and Ghana, crazy..

Source: http://www.pewglobal.org/database/indicator/1/survey/15/

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August 15, 20130 comments