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Top 50 interesting facts about Powerball and Mega millions lottery that you should know in 2022

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Powerball and Mega Millions have a lot in common, but there are still some differences between them. Let's compare Mega Millions and Powerball and find out which lottery has the best odds and which game has the best prizes. In short, which is better: playing Mega Millions or Powerball? Bemorepanda hopes that in this article you will find answers to all questions regarding the differences between these lottery titans. But also find out some interesting facts about both Mega Millions and Powerball : history, biggest wins and other interesting things.


Americans kicked into lottery fever when the combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots were played. $ 1 billion.


The Mega Millions jackpot for the October 16 draw is valued at $ 667 million. This is the largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is $ 345 million and the next draw will take place on October 17th.


With incredibly high jackpots, not even gamblers are willing to try their luck. If you've never played the lottery before, here's what you need to know.


Mega Millions tickets cost $ 2 each and can be purchased from lottery stores in 44 states. (Six states do not participate. Sorry Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah — you're out of luck.)


You choose six numbers for each ticket: five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 - the Mega Ball. If you do not want to choose your numbers, use the Quick Select feature and your numbers will be selected for you.


In some states, such as Texas and Wisconsin, you buy a Just the Jackpot ticket. This ticket costs $ 3 but gives you two raffles. The catch is that you only win if you get all six winning numbers. This is in contrast to the standard Mega Millions ticket, where players who match some but not all of the numbers are eligible for lower prizes.


There is also a Megaplier option that is available in most states. For the extra $ 1 per game, any non-jackpot winnings will be multiplied.


1. The rules for Mega Millions and Powerball are almost identical. You need to choose 5 main numbers and 1 additional one. If you match all the numbers drawn, you will win the jackpot. An overlap can win you a side prize.


2. Powerball and Mega Millions are renowned for their incredible jackpots, some of the largest in the world. Today the world record holder is Powerball, but before that, the Mega Millions held the palm for four years.


3. The Mega Millions jackpot reached incredible heights in March 2012, when the previous world record (set by Mega Millions in March 2007) was $ 390 million. After a long losing streak, on March 30, 2012, the $ 656 million prize was split among three winners.



4. A record $ 1.586 billion won by Powerball in January 2016 was also won with three tickets. In October 2018, it looked like Mega Millions was about to beat that amount. The lottery announced a jackpot of $ 1.6 billion, but the final prize fell below the Powerball record. This happened because ticket sales fell short of expectations.


5. The $ 1.537 billion jackpot won by a single South Carolina player is the largest lottery prize ever won with a single ticket, as well as the largest single payout on a single ticket.


6. Mega Millions also managed to win another jackpot of over a billion dollars. Although he has not set any new records, this $ 1.05 billion prize was won on January 22, 2021 in Michigan. It went to the Wolverine FFL Club, a four-member lottery club.


7. The Megaplier in Mega Millions and Power Play in Powerball are multipliers (multipliers) that you can add to your ticket for a small surcharge. This will allow you, in case of winning the secondary prize, to increase its size several times.


8. Unlike the additional numbers that players select when filling out the ticket (Mega Ball in Mega Millions and Powerball in Powerball), the multiplier number does not need to be guessed. It is selected randomly during the draw (from a separate reel).



9. In both games, the multiplier can be 2, 3, 4 or 5. However, Powerball also has a multiplier of 10, which can only be drawn when the lottery jackpot is below $ 150 million.


10. Although the multiplier does not affect the jackpot in any way, it determines how many times the secondary prizes will be multiplied. The winners of the secondary categories, who marked the multiplier box on their ticket, will win a prize multiplied by several times.


11. There is another difference between the two multipliers. Megaplier multiplies all Mega Millions side prizes. This means that when Megaplier 5x is dropped, the player who wins the 2nd prize can win $ 5 million.In the PowerBall lottery, the maximum size of the 2nd prize, regardless of the Power Play number drawn in the drawing, is always $ 2 million.


12. Powerball has drawn $ 1.586 billion and Mega Millions $ 1.537 billion, so both lotteries can play astronomical amounts. The second prize in both lotteries is $ 1 million, but there is a slight difference: the Mega Millions multiplier can increase it to $ 5 million, while the size of the 2nd Powerball prize, even with the Power Play multiplier, will never exceed $ 2 million.



13. In both Powerball and Mega Millions, you have to match 5 main and 1 additional numbers to win the jackpot. The conditions for winning other prizes are also the same, but their amounts are different.


14. The odds of hitting the jackpot in both lotteries are pretty low, but in Powerball the odds are slightly higher (1 in 292.201.338 versus 1 in 302.575.350). The odds of winning secondary prizes also vary slightly. This is due to differences in guessing ranges. Here is a table that compares the odds for each prize tier.


15. The first Powerball draw took place on April 22, 1992; The Mega Millions have been drawn since September 6, 1996. Learn more about the history of Mega Millions.


16. Mega Millions offer the "Just the Jackpot" option, which allows players to buy a cheaper ticket that only claims the jackpot and cannot win other prizes.


17. In some states, Powerball offers an additional Double Play option that allows players to participate in an additional draw where they have a chance to win up to $ 10 million.



18. Mega Millions draws on Tuesdays and Fridays at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Powerball Draws take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.


19. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 47 jurisdictions (45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands). Powerball tickets are available in the same jurisdictions as well as Puerto Rico.


20. The price of a Mega Millions ticket, like the cost of a Powerball ticket, is $ 2. The Megaplier / Power Play option adds $ 1 to the ticket price.


21. The minimum starting jackpot for both lotteries was $ 40 million, but this amount was cut to $ 20 million in April 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


22. Jackpots of both lotteries can be obtained either in a one-time payment or in 30 annual installments (each of which will be 5% higher than the previous one).



23. You don't need to travel to the United States to play Mega Millions! You also do not need to be in the United States to participate in the Powerball Draws. You can play both exciting lotteries online at theLotter!


24. The first tickets for the Mega Millions lottery, founded under the name "The Big Game", went on sale in August 1996. The first draw took place on September 6, 1996. 


25. Initially, only 6 states participated in the lottery: Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Maryland. Initially, the draws were held only on Fridays, but the game quickly gained popularity, and already in February 1998 the organizers added an additional draw on Tuesdays. Around the same time, the guessing range was expanded, and the winners had the opportunity to take the main prize in one payout. In 1999, New Jersey became the seventh state to offer tickets for the Great Game draws.


26. The "Mega Millions" lottery was renamed in May 2002. At the same time, Washington, New York, Oregon joined the host states. Subsequently, circulations also began to be carried out in Texas (2003) and California (2005).



27. Texas became the first state to offer members the Megaplier option, which could multiply the secondary prizes by several times. The Megaplier remained unique to the one-star state until it signed a cross-sell agreement with Powerball in January 2010, after which it appeared on tickets sold in other states. Today, the Megaplier is available in all jurisdictions in which Mega Millions tickets are sold, with the exception of California.


28. In January 2010, Mega Millions and Powerball signed a historic cross-selling agreement that allowed states to sell tickets to both lotteries. As a result of the agreement, the number of states in which Mega Millions tickets were sold jumped to 43. It was also possible to play the lottery in Washington D.C. and in the US Virgin Islands.


29. In March 2012, Mega Millions set a world record for the largest jackpot to date. The incredible $ 656 million prize was won by three tickets (purchased in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland). That record was held until January 2016, when Powerball raffled off $ 1.586 billion.



30. Starting October 22, 2013, the guessing range has changed from 5/56 + 1/46 to 5/75 + 1/15. The lottery organizers also set a minimum jackpot ($ 15 million) and a minimum amount of an increase in the first prize in case of transfer ($ 5 million), and also increased the size of the second prize from $ 250,000 to $ 1 million. In addition to this, the Megaplier 5x (with which the second prize can reach $ 5 million).


31. On July 8, 2016, Mega Millions hit the jackpot of $ 536 million - the largest prize ever won with a single ticket.


32. In October 2017, the lottery organizers revised its rules once again. The aim of these measures was to increase the popularity of the lottery and increase the Mega Millions jackpots. Changes included an update to the guessing range (5/70 + 1/25), a $ 40M minimum guaranteed jackpot, and higher secondary prizes. As part of the new format, the ticket price for Mega Millions has doubled from $ 1 to $ 2.


33. The organizers introduced a new game option "Just the Jackpot" - for $ 3, players got 2 chances to hit the jackpot, but, at the same time, they could not claim secondary prizes (this option is not available in all jurisdictions, in which tickets are sold).



34. In a historic draw on October 23, 2018, Mega Millions hit the biggest jackpot in its history: $ 1.537 billion. The winner who bought the ticket in South Carolina applied for the prize in March 2019. He chose to receive his winnings in a lump sum of $ 877,784,124 and not divulge his identity. This jackpot was the largest amount ever won with a single ticket in the world.


35. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, "The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game's starting jackpot and will determine the starting amounts for subsequent jackpots and jackpot increases for each draw," the lottery organizers said in a statement in early April 2020. Since then, the starting jackpot has been reduced from $ 40 million to $ 20 million, and the minimum jackpot increase between draws has been $ 2 million.


36. The Mega Millions raffled its second billionth jackpot on January 22, 2021. After a record longest losing streak of 37 draws, the $ 1.05 billion ($ 776.6 million lump sum) prize was won by a four-player Michigan-based lottery club. The club's representative and attorney applied for the prize on March 12, 2021. The group opted for a one-off payment of $ 766 million over receipt of the full amount in annuity payments. This jackpot is the second largest prize in Mega Millions history and the third largest prize in the history of the lottery.



37. Shane Missler, 20, from Port Richey, Florida, was not surprised to find out that he had won a giant jackpot. As he said, he had a "premonition". "I am only 20, but I hope to use this [prize] to devote time to various hobbies, to help my family and to benefit humanity."


38. The syndicate prize is the largest of just 3 Mega Million jackpots hit in Philadelphia since Mega Million tickets began selling there in 2010.


39. Richard Wahl, a 47-year-old production manager at a food services company from Vernon, New Jersey, won the jackpot on the second time he ever played the lottery. "I drive past that (Mega Millions) sign every day and don't buy," he told reporters at a press conference when he picked up his check.


40. On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions had a huge draw. As the jackpot grew and grew, players and fans alike began to wonder if the prize would ever get bogged down! The final jackpot was $ 656 million - which brought the lottery the world record for the largest lottery jackpot (it lasted almost four years)!



41. The first of the three winners took his share of the $ 218.6 million prize the following Friday after the draw. Kansas law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous, which is exactly what this wise lottery multimillionaire did.


42. The second winners of the stunning prize were three Maryland public school staff who called themselves the "Three Amigos." It is known about the winners that one of them was a woman in her twenties, the other in her fifties, and the third member of the syndicate was a man in his forties. Chipping off $ 20 each, they bought 60 tickets, one of which brought them a lot of money! The amigos who split the whopping $ 218.6 million are probably each other's richest friends!


43. The last winning ticket of this huge circulation belonged to retirees Merle and Patricia Butler. When it was revealed that the winning ticket had been purchased in their hometown of Red Bad, Illinois, friends jokingly asked Merle if he had won. They never imagined ... The couple stayed up all night watching the news and surfing the Internet to find out how many people have won the jackpot. On April 18, 2012, they took their prize in a one-time payment, and after taxes were paid, they got their hands on $ 111 million.



44. After a record longest losing streak of 37 draws, the Mega Millions jackpot hit a staggering $ 1.05 billion. Finally, on Saturday, January 22nd, the winning draw numbers matched the numbers on a lucky ticket purchased in Novi, Michigan. As it turned out later, the jackpot was won by a 4-member syndicate called "Wolverine FFL Club" (wolverine - wolverine). They announced their winnings on March 12, 2021. “This money will affect the lives of the families of our club members for many generations to come. We plan to stay humble and share the winnings through donations to charities in southeastern Michigan. " Like many of the other winners on this list, the group opted for a $ 766 million lump-sum prize. This Mega Millions jackpot is the third largest lottery prize in the world, and the second largest prize won with a single ticket!


45. The ticket, sold in South Carolina, was the sole winner of the $ 1.537 billion ($ 878 million lump sum) Mega Millions draw on October 23, 2018. The jackpot was announced at $ 1.6 billion and it looked like Mega Millions would break the Powerball world record for the largest lottery prize in history. But ticket sales were lower than expected, and the final jackpot was reduced slightly as a result. After the draw ended, it became known that South Carolina has a single winner.


46. The mother of four children, Marie Holmes, did not have an easy life. She raised four children single-handedly and had to quit her job to constantly take care of her son with special needs. When the Powerball jackpot rose to sky-high levels, Marie asked her mother to buy a ticket for her. Her mother complied with the request, and fortune took care of the rest. Holmes became one of three winners of the $ 564.1 million jackpot, making her the largest lottery winner in North Carolina history. Taking the prize, Holmes vowed to spend the money on good deeds. Since then, she has made frequent headlines in the news for both positive and not-so-positive reasons. She used some of her winnings to help her church and some of the bail money for her boyfriend, who was arrested on drug charges.



47. Matthew Goode, Mark, and Cindy Hill - $ 587.5 million - November 28, 2012. The winners of this epic Powerball jackpot from Missouri announced their big win in high school, where they first met and fell in love in the 1970s. Mark and Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Missouri spent $ 10 on five random tickets and hit a $ 192 million (gross) prize! These high school sweethearts made the country news and made Dearborn famous. The second runner-up, Matthew Goode of Phoenix, Arizona (namesake of the famous actor), also opted for a lump sum.


48. Lerynne West, a 51-year-old mother of three, from Redfield, Iowa, just bought a new home and, in the course of her upcoming move, stopped by the store to buy pizza and coffee, as well as a Powerball ticket. She ended up leaving a ticket for a few days on the floor of her sister's pickup truck before realizing that she had just won a slice of the huge Powerball jackpot. Her share of the prize was $ 343.9 million, and she took that amount in a one-time payment of $ 198.1 million.


49. The record longest four-month streak without a winner was finally cut short on October 4, 2021, with a single ticket sold in California that hit the jackpot of $ 699.8 million! The winning draw numbers were 12, 22, 54, 66, 69 and Powerball 15. Not only is it the 5th largest jackpot in Powerball history, but also the 7th largest prize ever drawn in an American lottery. According to the California Lottery website, the lucky ticket was purchased at a grocery store in Morro Bay. The winner has not yet applied for the prize.


50. The ticket purchased from the Coney Market in Lonaconing, Maryland was the only ticket that featured winning Powerball draw numbers on January 20, 2021. On May 26, 2021, the prize was collected by anonymous winners who identified themselves as the “Power Pack.” ("Powerpack"). They chose to receive the money in a lump sum of $ 546.8 million (approximately $ 366.6 million after deducting federal and state taxes). Maryland Lottery officials said the winners told them the money would allow them to help their families and community members "for generations to come."


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This is a huge traditional sale, a fabulous time when all self-respecting stores are competing to see who has more discounts. Black Friday began in the USA as a great excuse to buy gifts before the Christmas holidays. This is the first Friday after Thanksgiving and falls between November 23rd and 30th. At this time there were always sales, and in the 60s the term "Black Friday" itself appeared.

 

Over time, the wave was picked up by the whole world: the more competition, the more discounts that attract even more people. So this snowball is rolling, causing a crazy stir. Someone needs gifts, someone has been waiting the whole year for the opportunity to buy an expensive thing, and someone enterprisingly buys everything and then sells it at auctions at a higher price.

People wait patiently for Black Friday for months, and then all at once pile on stores and grab goods in an hour. And if the Internet sites at this time simply hang on the number of people, then in real shopping centers madness, crush, assault and other types of simple human fun are happening. Bemorepanda prepared some interesting facts about Black Friday for you:

 

1. In 2020, Black Friday falls on November 29th, which marks the beginning of the biggest sale of the year worldwide. Some stores prefer to open early, and some even agree to work around the clock.

 

2. Aliexpress is perhaps the most popular store during the promotion days, discounts up to 70% on already cheap goods attract crowds of buyers.

 

3. eBay this year promises discounts of up to 50%, you can buy anything on sale: from a food processor to sports equipment, the main thing is to pay attention to the delivery terms.

 

4. For the first time this term sounded on September 24, 1869 during a panic in the US stock market: then the gold rate collapsed by 30%, ruining many small businesses.

 

5. In the fifties of the XX century, severe traffic jams on the roads of Philadelphia, which began after Thanksgiving Day, were dubbed Black Friday - the traffic police could not cope with the traffic collapse.

 

 

6. Massive sales after Thanksgiving have been (and continue to be) a hefty profit.

 

7. In America, sales had an additional meaning: sellers not only got rid of surplus goods in store for Thanksgiving, but also attracted those who wanted to shop early for the Christmas holidays.

 

8. Many sellers sin by raising prices in early to mid-November in order to effectively lower them on the day of the sale (and achieve those same ninety percent discounts). The total discount is obtained either much less than the declared one, or even absent altogether.

 

9.In 2018, according to the estimates of the National Retail Federation of the United States, on Black Friday itself, Americans made $ 6.2 billion (23.6% more than in 2017), and just over the weekend 165 million people were shopping.

 

10. Despite the proliferation and increase of online shopping, many shoppers still prefer physical stores, and more than half of those who were flattered by last year's sales were shopping both in stores and online.

 

 

11. The fashion industry is still more likely to be in the rearguard of Black Friday in terms of the number of buyers and, of course, the amount of the check. For example, consumers are projected to spend, on average, just over $ 250 each on clothing and footwear (by comparison, the average furniture bill is likely to be over $ 700).

 

12. True, while brands like H&M, Topshop and Mango offer discounts on almost the entire assortment, then for Farfetch and Net-a-Porter Black Friday becomes a reason to sell off the rest: special discounts apply only to the Sale department.

 

13. In recent years, Amazon, Argos, Boots, Currys, Debenhams, Halfords, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Morrisons, Tesco and Very have been among the most active members with the best discounts.

 

14. Which states that 87% of Black Friday special pricing items can be purchased for the same price or even lower at other times of the year.

 

15.When shopping, please note the explanation for the special offer. Sometimes stores simply indicate the price "was-now", where the product was sold at the old price almost six months ago, but not yesterday.

 

On the one hand, Black Friday really looks like a thoughtless celebration of consumerism - and therefore aggravates environmental problems, for which the fashion industry is also responsible. On the other hand, it is possible to preserve sanity even during total stunning sales. Glossy magazines also call for this - with materials in the spirit of "What timeless things to buy at a discount" or "How to assemble a basic wardrobe for a sale." “Trends are cool,” admits Who What Wear, but warns that they won't work in a wardrobe unless you have a solid base to pair them. "And it doesn't have to be expensive."

 

There is nothing wrong with discounts in and of themselves, and even more, it is a great opportunity for many buyers to "jump" into a more expensive and high-quality clothing segment and choose durable items made from sustainable materials and in compliance with the principles of sustainable development. You can deliberately support brands that refuse discounts in favor of charitable initiatives. Finally, a big sale could be a good non-sale solution.

 

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Almost every film has curious details that are difficult to notice when you first watch it. Sometimes it can be unexpected characters, unobtrusively left by the director. Or inconspicuous moments that reveal the plot of the picture and add a special peppercorn to it.

 

At Bemorepanda, we found 13 hidden movie parts that even seasoned moviegoers might overlook. At the end of the article, you will find an unexpected fact about the cult melodrama, which many watched before the holes in the sunset of the 1990s.

 

1. "Matrix" - the symbol of yin and yang

When Neo and Morpheus attack each other in The Matrix, their clothing and body position form a symbol of the union of yin and yang. In Chinese philosophy, it means the interaction of opposites: light and darkness, day and night, positive and negative.

 

2. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - compass

In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Commander James Norrington holds up the compass, he points to Jack, not Elizabeth. This compass does not point north or south, but in the direction of what the person holding it desires most. So the filmmakers wanted to show that the commander values ​​his duty above his feelings: it is more important for him to catch a pirate than to be with his beloved.

 

3. "Casino Royale" "- actress

In the 2006 film Casino Royale, actress Tsai Chin plays one of the poker players. She also appeared in the role of a minor Bond girl in the 1967 film "Live Only Twice".

 

4. "Cabin in the woods" - pupils

In the thriller "Cabin in the Woods" after a van crash and a collision with a zombie, you can see that Dana's pupils have become of different sizes. This is a common symptom of a concussion.

 

5. "The Truman Show" - cameras

In The Truman Show, the cameras appear in very obvious places, but the main character (Jim Carrey) stubbornly does not notice them. Even when a neighbor brings a trash can to Truman's car, he still does not see anything unusual in what is happening, since he has always lived in the conditions of a TV show.

 

6. "Shape of water" - shoes

The Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water features a scene in which Eliza admires a pair of red shoes. Later, when the heroine begins a relationship with Amphibian Man, you can see how she confidently walks through the laboratory in those very shoes. Perhaps this is how the filmmakers wanted to show that Eliza gained confidence and expanded the boundaries of her capabilities.

 

7. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - Jack Sparrow's father ring

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Captain Teague wears a silver skull ring. In fact, it is not a prop for the film, but a real decoration of actor Keith Richards. This ring was given to him for his birthday in 1978, and he has not taken it off since.

 

8. "Santa Claus" - elves

In the movie Santa Claus, when Charlie walks to school, an elf can be seen sitting behind him. This means that throughout his life, the elves watched over him and his father.

 

9. "Maleficent" - magic

Maleficent's magic changes color. When a witch is kind, her magic is golden. And when she does evil things, her enchantment turns green.

 

10. "The Chronicles of Narnia" - the fur of the White Witch

In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the White Witch gave the order to cut the mane of Aslan's lion, and then coldly thrust a dagger into him. Later, Tilda Swinton's heroine can be seen wearing his mech during the battle.

 

11. "Parasites" - Mr. Pak's company

In Parasite, the viewer is constantly reminded that Mr. Park runs a firm called Another Brick, like the song of the same name by Pink Floyd. The film's director Bong Joon Ho was a huge fan of them in college. It raises the problems of education, inequality, there is a significant line: "In general, you are just another brick in the wall." The company logo appears on the glass in the office of the head of a wealthy family, as well as on the mugs from which the heroes drink.

 

12. "Alice in Wonderland" - the Hatter's phrase

The Mad Hatter's lines are not as meaningless as they seem at first glance. When the Hatter asks "What do a raven and a desk have in common?" One of the most famous works of Poe is the poem "The Raven".

 

By the way, Depp himself suggested adding orange spots on the Hatter's face. The fact is that in the 18th-19th centuries, hatters worked with mercury, which left orange and reddish spots on the skin. In addition, the metal caused chronic intoxication, which had a detrimental effect on mental health.

 

13.Bonus: "10 reasons I hate" - a scene with a poem

At the end of the tape "10 Things I Hate" Julia Stiles burst into tears while reading a poem she wrote about Patrick for her English lesson. This was not actually in the script. In one of the interviews, the actress told why emotions came over her during this scene. “I absolutely did not expect to start crying. I don't know why this happened. Perhaps this was due to what was happening in my life at that time. Or I was just blown away by the whole experience of making my first big movie, ”admitted Stiles.

 

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Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving today. Usually an occasion to reunite with family or friends, this year the holiday is affected by the sanitary measures required by the authorities in an attempt to stop the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bemorepanda is here to surprise you.

 

Here are some things you may not know about this Canadian holiday.

 

1. The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Canada in 1578, when the English sailor Martin Frobisher arrived on Baffin Island with his crew. They celebrated with a dinner the fact that they arrived safely at their destination.

 

2. From 1921 to 1930, Thanksgiving Day was combined with Armistice Day (now Remembrance Day), celebrated on November 11th. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October 1931, except in 1935, when there was a conflict between this holiday and the date of the general election.

 

3. In 1957, Thanksgiving became a national holiday. The Canadian parliament declared Monday the second of October as a day off to thank "for the abundant harvest with which Canada has been blessed."

 

4. Although federally recognized, Thanksgiving Day in Canada is not a day off in Prince Edward, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

 

5. Why is turkey eaten on this day? Nobody knows for sure. There are many theories about how the turkey became the predominant meal on Thanksgiving, including the fact that this bird could be easily found and is large enough to feed a family.

 

6. 20.2 million turkeys are sold annually in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. The data is from 2018. A little over 390 million dollars are the annual revenues made by farms that grow turkeys.

 

7. On Thanksgiving Day 2019, 2.5 million whole turkeys were bought by Canadians, the equivalent of 39% of sales during the year, according to the Turkey Growers Association.

 

8. But Thanksgiving is not the day to eat the most turkey. At Christmas 2019, 2.7 million turkeys were bought by Canadians, equivalent to 42% of annual sales.

 

9. 64.3% of all cranberries consumed in Canada come from Quebec and 38.9% of apples consumed come from Ontario.

 

10. The United States celebrates Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November. One possible explanation is that the harvest season is earlier in Canada, due to the colder climate than in the United States.

 

 

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100-most-interesting-and-fun-facts-about-tokyo-that-will-change-your-mind-about-japan

Tokyo, the capital of distant and prosperous Japan, stuns tourists literally from the first moments, as soon as the traveler's footsteps on his land. Everything seems to be different here than in other cities: an incredibly complex layout of blocks, and intricate metro lines that are perceived as not connected to each other, and a solid jungle of city communications wires. During rush hours, people seem to merge into one river, and its flows fill the streets, underpasses, public transport. Here you need to always keep your eyes open, because it is very easy to get lost, getting completely different from where you hoped to be.


Tokyo is second in the world in terms of population density. The city of 37 million is not only the political, administrative and financial, but also the industrial and cultural center of the country. Located in the southeastern part of Japan's largest island of Honshu, this ultra-modern metropolis, where life does not stop day or night, is located on the Kanto Plain, in a cozy bay of Tokyo Bay. To truly feel its amazing atmosphere and get acquainted with at least half of the sights, one day or even a week is not enough - you need to live here for several months.


Huge and many-sided Tokyo, the capital of the only empire in the world, and even an island - Japan, cannot be described in a few words or limited to only a couple of epithets, even the most eloquent ones. And all because in this ancient city, modernity and ancient Japanese traditions harmoniously coexist, mutually penetrating each other. The Old City is worth mentioning separately. Having visited its numerous palaces, temples and shrines, it is as if you are plunging into the era of the shoguns, who for a long time were the sole rulers of the Land of the Rising Sun. Art lovers will quench their thirst for beauty in Tokyo's many museums.



1. Beneath Tokyo are five huge cylindrical shafts that will be filled with water in the event of a flood. This will prevent the destruction of the city.


2. There is an anime and manga in Japan called "Saint Young Men" in which Jesus and Buddha live in Tokyo as roommates. They rest on Earth and try to understand Japanese society.


3. When Tokyo officials went to congratulate the oldest man in the city on his 111th birthday in 2010, they found his remains on a bed. He had been dead for 30 years, and his family was taking away his pension, which was still accruing to him.


4. The Allied bombing of Tokyo killed more civilians than the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima combined.


5. During the Tokyo real estate bubble, the Imperial Palace (1.32 square miles) was valued more than all real estate in California.



6. Researchers in Tokyo have developed a mirror that changes a person's facial expression in real time. It gives a smile to the face. The application is intended for use in the bathrooms of the mall. The technology was adopted in the hope that happy shoppers would spend more.


7. The 2020 Olympic Games was held in Tokyo, Japan, as predicted in the 1982 Akira manga.


8. In 2013, a 39-story hotel in Tokyo literally "disappeared". It was demolished without the use of explosives or a special wrecking ball. All 39 floors were dismantled from the inside using a small crane, which gradually folded floor by floor.


9. You can pay a travel agency in Tokyo to send your plush toy on vacation without you.


10. One day, the Japanese government sent cherry tree seedlings to Washington as a gift. After the Second World War, cuttings from these cherry trees were sent back to Japan to restore the Tokyo collection, which was destroyed as a result of American bombing.



11. Tokyo Skytree is the tallest freestanding tower in the world. The height of the building is 634 meters. The tower's final height was chosen solely because of a play on words. The result is "Musashi": "mu" (in old Japanese means the number 6), "sa" (3) and "si" (4). This was the name of the historic district where modern Tokyo is located.


12. A Japanese scientist has created an exact copy of Tokyo. He used oatmeal to create nearby settlements, and bright light to simulate mountains, water sources and other natural features. When a scientist placed a living slime mold in the center of the mock-up, it created a network reminiscent of the Tokyo rail system as it tried to reach the treat (oatmeal).


13. Japan has almost twice as many 7-Elevens stores as the US. Only in Tokyo there are 2079 stores of this network.


14. There is a store in Tokyo called Whoopi Goldberg.



15. One of the Tokyo skyscrapers informs you with the help of colored lights whether to take an umbrella with you when you go outside.


16. In Tokyo, there is a building built in 1972, consisting of tiny 90-square-foot capsule apartments. If necessary, they can be replaced as Lego pieces.


17. There is a 12-story luxury stationery store in Tokyo. On the 12th floor they serve lettuce grown on the organic indoor farm located on the 11th floor of the same building.


18. Tokyo University is developing a tactile hologram. In other words, they create a hologram that can be touched and felt.


19. Tokyo has an anime-themed Butler cafe. According to the hostess, Japanese women “want to visit cafes where handsome male waiters will treat them like princesses.” This is the only cafe where only foreigners work.



20. 45 of the 51 busiest train stations in the world are in Japan. The busiest Shinjuku station, located in Tokyo, serves approximately 1.2 billion passengers a year.


21. At noon on September 1, 1923, a powerful earthquake occurred in Tokyo. Major fires broke out throughout the city because at the time of the earthquake, people were cooking dinner over an open fire. More than 100,000 people died.


22. Blue "anti-suicide" LED lights have been installed on all train platforms in Tokyo in an attempt to reduce the number of suicides committed here. It is believed that such lanterns have a calming effect. Studies have shown that blue-light stations have reduced suicide rates by 84%.


23. In 1923, a “fire tornado” swept through Tokyo and burned over 38,000 people.


24. Each Tokyo train station has its own unique theme songs.



25. The rock and roll culture of the 50s is still thriving in Tokyo.


26. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a robot arm that wins 100% of the time in a game of rock-paper-scissors. Using a high-speed camera, the robot recognizes within one millisecond the shape that the human hand is about to create, and then selects the winning combination.


27. A cafe has opened in Tokyo where visitors can hug hedgehogs.


28. On March 9-10, 1945, 300 B29 bombers dropped almost 500,000 cylinders of napalm and petroleum products on Tokyo, creating a 40-kilometer firestorm that killed over 100,000 people and maimed another million Japanese. It was the most destructive bombing in human history, including the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


29. Crows in Tokyo often steal steel wires to add to their nests. This often results in power outages when birds build nests on power lines.


30. Tokyo restaurants have more Michelin stars than Parisian establishments. In 2007, the editor of Michelin declared Tokyo to be the "Gastronomic Capital of the World".



31. Cat cafes are popular and quite common in Japan. Here, people pay to interact with cats, since most Tokyo apartments do not allow pets.


32. Only after 3 hours in Tokyo learned that Hiroshima had been bombed.


33. In 2011, the residents of Sendai received an earthquake warning 10-30 seconds before the main seismic waves hit. Residents of Tokyo, the Japanese Earthquake Early Warning System (EEW) notified of the impending wave in 60 seconds. Messages were relayed via mobile phones, TV shows and web pages across the country.


34. The Tokyo metropolitan area has a larger population than Canada.


35. More than 70 unexploded WWII bombs are found in Tokyo every year.


36. Tokyo Tower was built from steel, a third of which was scrap metal (American tanks damaged in the Korean War). Often this building is used in the Japanese kaiju film genre. It also became the site of the culminating "battles" of Godzilla, Mothra and King Kong.



37. Tokyo is by far the richest city on Earth. If it were a city-state, then Tokyo would still be among the ten richest countries in terms of GDP.


38. The former Tokyo governor claimed that the Nanjing Massacre (the mass rape and murder of Chinese civilians by the Japanese military) never happened.


39. Because of Tokyo's location on a tectonic fault, geologists call it the "city waiting for death."


40. There are rumors that a secret underground city is supposedly located under Tokyo, but officials vehemently deny this information.


41. The ancestors of modern Japanese inhabited these lands in the era of stone axes. Previously, this city was a military fortress and was called "Edo".


42. Tokyo became the capital of Japan only in 1868. Prior to that, for 1075 years, the capital was the city of Kyoto.



43. In 1923, a terrible earthquake destroyed almost half of Tokyo and killed more than 90,000 people (earthquake facts).


44. The cost of a square meter of real estate in the business center of the city here reaches 2 million dollars.


45. Due to the high price of real estate in Tokyo, capsule micro-apartments have become widespread. 


46. Some establishments here do not allow foreigners. A sign can hang right on the door, which means "foreigners are not served."


47. Despite the relative popularity of tattoos among Japanese youth, a person with a tattoo on exposed areas of the body will most likely not be allowed into any decent restaurant. In Japan, tattoos are strongly associated with the yakuza and the underworld.


48. In order to get rid of traffic jams in Tokyo, a huge number of high-speed highways were built, but the passage on them is paid.


49. The cost of parking here is fabulously high. 



50. Fruits and vegetables are expensive here. 


51. The most popular area for Tokyo youth looking for entertainment is Harajuku. It is here that you can meet the owners of the strangest outfits and hairstyles.


52. In Tokyo, there is a restaurant "Aragawa", which from year to year occupies one of the first places in the list of the most expensive establishments in the world.


53. An asteroid discovered in 1900 by a Tokyo astronomer was named after this city.


54. The zoo in Tokyo closes for two months each year so that its inhabitants can take a break from visitors.



55. “Cat cafes” are common here - establishments where you can play with these fluffy creatures. 


55. They have become popular because most Japanese people love cats, but in most households, the rules forbid keeping pets (cat facts).


56. The air temperature in Tokyo is usually 9-10 degrees higher than outside the city. The reason for this is a huge amount of infrastructure radiating into space, plus 13 million inhabitants, whose bodies also warm the air around.


57. There are about 150 earthquakes in Tokyo every year, but most of them are so weak that people don't even notice them. A similar situation is observed, by the way, in Santiago, the capital of Chile.


58. The capital occupies only 0.6% of the area of ​​Japan, but it provides a third of its total GDP.


59. The GDP of the city of Tokyo alone is higher than the GDP of all of Australia.



60. Twice as many people live in the suburbs of the Japanese capital than in the city itself. In total, more than 35 million people live in and near the city. This is about 60 times more than the population of Montenegro.


61. Based on the area of ​​​​the city and the population, there are about 4 square meters per inhabitant.


52. Tokyo's ubiquitous vending machines sell everything from chocolates and hamburgers to used women's underwear.


53. The dog Hachiko, famous all over the world due to his devotion, was waiting for his master right here, at Tokyo's Shibuya station, until his death.



54. In major Japanese cities, many homeowners ban pets, which is why "cat cafes" have appeared in Tokyo - for a low fee, visitors can choose a cat and pet it while drinking lemonade or tea.


55. The Tokyo subway system is the world's largest in terms of ridership, with 3.2 billion people a year. An interesting fact is that there is even a special position here - osiya, or pushers, whose duties include pushing passengers into overcrowded cars.


56. Public transport in Tokyo is the most reliable, affordable and fastest way to get around. But still, he's not cheap.


57. The asteroid Tokyo, discovered in this city in 1900, was named after the city. This is an irregularly shaped celestial body with a diameter of approximately 81 kilometers.


58. Tokyo Ueno Zoo is Japan's oldest zoo with over 2,600 pets. 


59. If you say at least a couple of phrases to the Japanese in Tokyo in their language, they will be very happy, because they believe that foreigners simply cannot learn Japanese because of its phenomenal complexity.



60. The population density in Tokyo is one of the highest among cities in the world, and there are only 4 square meters per person. In total, more than 35,000,000 people live in the Tokyo agglomeration.


61. There are a lot of single people in Tokyo who have never been in any kind of relationship with the opposite sex. Because of this, the suicide rate is extremely high.


62. If Tokyo were a separate country, it would be 15th place in the world in terms of GDP.


63. Tokyo is the safest metropolis in the world. Tokyo is so safe that young children use public transport on their own.


64. Tokyo's Shinjuku-Ni-Cheme area has the largest concentration of gay bars in the world.


65. Dressing up as your favorite manga or anime character and organizing a performance in Tokyo is a completely normal pastime.



66. Since the "Land of the Rising Sun" is located in a seismically active zone, earthquakes often occur here. In 1923, a powerful earthquake destroyed about half of Tokyo's infrastructure, killing more than 90,000 people in the process.


67. In the capital, real estate costs fabulous money. For 1 m 2 in the business center of Tokyo, the buyer will have to pay about $ 2 million!


68. Due to the high cost of housing, there are many micro-apartments in Tokyo. Their area varies within 10 m².


69. Parking in the city center for 1 hour is approximately $15.


70. Curiously, Harajuko is predominantly populated by young people. For this reason, in this region you can see many people with original hairstyles and outfits.



71. An interesting fact is that in the capital, rail transport is the most common type of public transport.


72. The Tokyo Stock Exchange is one of the three largest stock exchanges in the world.


73. Unlike some other megacities like Kuala Lumpur or Manila, Tokyo can be called a safe city with a clear conscience. True, foreigners are not welcome here everywhere. Some establishments here, as in the Korean capital of Seoul, put up a sign stating that "foreigners are not served."


74. Formally, Tokyo ceased to exist as a city in 1943 and was no longer displayed on maps. Officially, Tokyo refers to the 62 administrative divisions that make up the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. 


75. Moreover, the 23 special districts included in it, which made up Tokyo until 1943, are now equated in status with individual cities that have their own mayor and their own city council.


76. An indicator of the exceptional transparency of the air in Tokyo - if from it you can see the sacred Mount Fuji located 100 kilometers from it - the national symbol of Japan. But this happens very rarely.


 


77. Fujiyama, in fact, is not a mountain, but a volcano, although it is listed as weakly active. Its last eruption occurred in 1707. Then Edo was covered with a cloud of volcanic ash.


78. Tokyo is one of the few capitals in the world located in a seismically active zone. And at the same time - the only one, because the world's largest economy is located here. 


79. The earth on which it stands is shaken by earthquakes of various strengths about 150 times a year.


80. The Tokyo subway is also the largest in the world in terms of passenger traffic: more than 8.5 million passengers a day. Of these, 3 million are at Shinjuku Station alone, the busiest transport hub in the world. 


81. However, trains must still leave stations without delay. That is why passengers are helped by special employees - osiya ("pushers"): they push them into the cars and make sure that the doors do not jam anyone's luggage.


82. One of the main attractions of Tokyo is Ginza, the main street of Tokyo's administrative center and the main shopping street. Walking on it is a kind of ritual. The whole street is one continuous showcase of shops located on it. 



83. Buying here is not available to everyone, but it is prestigious. And also such a purchase means that you belong to the middle class - the basis of the entire Japanese economy.


84. From an architectural point of view, Tokyo is a gray and featureless city, devoid of frills and sights. 


85. After World War II, mass construction began in the rapidly developing city, and it was guided by only three principles: pragmatism, expediency, and economy. 


86. Tokyo can be amaze with an abundance of gray and inexpressive streets, many of which do not even have a name.


87. In Tokyo, as in other major cities in Japan, it is forbidden to keep any animals at home - the unanimous point of view of Japanese homeowners.


88. The onset of cherry blossom season, which is an important part of spring in Japan, marks the end of harsh winters. Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed for only two weeks during the whole year.



89. With a noodle shop and a beer garden on top, Takao-san is the world's most visited mountain on the western edge of Tokyo.


90. Tokyo Tower, modeled after the Eiffel Tower, is repainted with approximately 7,500 gallons of paint every 5 years.


91. Tokyo's Ritz Carlton has the most expensive room in the city, costing as much as $25,000.


92. The longest concert in Tokyo was the concert of the American band Guns N'Roses, which lasted three hours and thirty-seven minutes.


93. No matter how old people in Japan are, the Komagata Dozeu restaurant managed to survive the earthquakes and bombings, and managed to continue operating on the same piece of land for six generations (150 years).



94. Tokyo Skytree became the tallest tower in 2010. The official name was determined by a voting system. The current name received 30% of the votes and was announced on June 10, 2008 as "Tokyo Skytree".


95. Shinjuku Station has 36 platforms, including an underground entrance, an overhead entrance, and many corridors. Moreover, there are more than 200 different exits.


96. Tokyo in translation means the eastern capital. There are approximately 150 earthquakes in Tokyo every year.


97. In Japan, growing plants is an art.


98. The new generation of Japanese is not as small as Europeans think.


99. The Japanese tend to believe that all foreign countries, especially America, are dangerous to visit.


100. You can buy batteries, beer, wine, condoms, cigarettes, comics, hot dogs, light bulbs, and used women's underwear from Tokyo's vending machines.



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@Jessy I am learning Japanese, hope I will study in Tokyo
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