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A facts listicle from the NY Times: 74 facts

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An year-end perennial: the parade of listicles. This one substantiates its facts via links:

1. Japan’s legal system has a 99 percent conviction rate.
Carlos Ghosn, at Home but Waiting for the Next Move

2. Fishing remains the United States’ second most dangerous profession, after logging.
Overtaken by Frigid Seas, Hours From Help, There Was Little Chance of Survival

3. McSorley’s Old Ale House, established in 1854 in the East Village, served beer to Abraham Lincoln and John Lennon.
After 190 Years, the ‘Most Famous Bar You’ve Never Heard of’ Avoids Last Call

4. The Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania is within an eight-hour drive of one-third of American consumers.
What the Rebirth of This Old Steel Center Means for Trump

5. Dog the Bounty Hunter met Beth Chapman, his late wife, in 1986 when he posted her bond after she shoplifted a lemon.
Dog the Bounty Hunter Is Hunting Alone

6. The ginkgo is the oldest surviving tree species, having remained on the planet for some 200 million years.
The Secret That Helps Some Trees Live More Than 1,000 Years

7. Around 1,000 to 4,000 orchid plants are used to make a single kilogram of salep, a beloved drink in Turkey that is like a cross between hot chocolate and rice pudding.
For Many U.S. Turks, Salep Is Beloved but Elusive

8. In Thailand, the military has staged 18 coups since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932.
Thai Soldier in Mass Shooting Had Business Clash With His Commander

9. About 95 percent of Egypt’s population lives on

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Written by Leisureguy

5 January 2021 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Daily life

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