Lapidarium

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Nuclear warheads, 2017:

Russia: 7000

US: 6800

France: 300

China: 260

UK: 215

Pakistan: 140

India: 130

Israel: 80

North Korea: 30

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Nice people made the best NAZIS.

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NOT a painting: Frau Merkel with fishermen in Rügen, November 1990. Her first electoral campaign. She has held her constituency since then.

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Carl Sagan wrote this in 1996, and now I think he’s either a time traveler or a witch.

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GDP (Bruttoinlansprodukt) growth, 2017.

Poland: 3.6%

Turkey: 3.4%

Spain: 2.9%

Netherlands: 2.2%

Germany: 1.8%

UK: 1.6%

France: 1.5%

Russia: 1.4%

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The nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in WW2 were called Fat Man and Little Boy.

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In 1981, Harvard law professor Roger Fisher, director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, published a thought experiment:

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