Society

All you didn’t need to know about society i.e. group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent of members.

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The largest line dance in the world

The largest line dance in multiple locations took place in 2016 in China. 50,085 people took part in the synchronised line dance which took place simultaneously in twelve cities across the country. Sports stadiums and public squares were filled with dancers all wearing the same red costume. The dancers were mostly from local line dancing …

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Famadihana

Every seven years the Malagasy people dig up their dead relatives

Every seven years a the Malagasy people dig up their dead relatives and parade their decaying bodies around the streets. Famadihana is a funeral tradition of the Malagasy tribe of Madagascar. They believe that one does not complete their journey to the afterlife until their body is completely decomposed. So until then every few years …

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Since Coronavirus, around 75,000 people have died from Malaria; a curable disease

This is not a fun fact but… There has been considerable media coverage on the Covid 19 Coronavirus outbreak. Since its outbreak at the beginning of the year, the disease has killed 7,100 people, around half of whom, in developed western countries. Meanwhile, at the same time, Malaria has already killed an estimated 75,208 people …

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On their deathbeds most people regret working so much

Australian nurse Bronnie Ware recorded patients’ dying words over many years. She discovered that one of the most common regrets among men was working too hard. Other regrets included: Top regrets: Doing what other people expected of them rather than being true to themselves Not expressing themselves to others (e.g. telling someone you love them, …

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What is a caste?

In India a caste is a division of society based on occupation and family lineage. If someone is not in the top four castes they are believed to be less than human. They are called Dalits and are expected to do demeaning jobs such as disposing of dead bodies and clearing of sewers. Even though …

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Many ancient societies used mouldy bread to cure infections

In Ancient Serbia, China and Greece, old mouldy bread was pressed against wounds to prevent infection. The observed curative powers may have been due to some raw forms of antibiotics produced by the mould growing on the bread. Bonus fact: You can eat mouldy bread as long as you cut off the coloured bits and …

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How a seven-year old made $22 million a year playing with toys

Little Ryan’s YouTube channel ‘Ryan ToysReview’ has 17.3 million followers and 26 billion views (2018). Children and parents love watching him test out the latest toys from lego to Disney toys. He was 2018’s highest-paid YouTube star, earning $22 million in the 12 months leading up to June 1, 2018, Forbes estimates. https://www.forbes.com/sites/maddieberg/2018/12/03/how-this-seven-year-old-made-22-million-playing-with-toys-2/#3d3d888e4459