Did You Know???

There is a village in Oklahoma called Okay, making it “Okay, OK.”1

In Germany, there is a hotline known as “Schimpf-los” or “Swear Away,” where stressed people can call an operator and yell at them to relieve stress—and if you don’t know what to say, the operators can offer suggestions.2

Late composer John Cage crafted a piece called “As Slow as Possible.” Cage wrote it as a 20 minute piece, but some musicians have decided to see just how slow “as slow as possible” can be and decided that a piece can last as long as the instrument—in this case, 639 years.3

Javad Iqbal in Herfordshire served a 15-minute jail sentence for shoplifting. 4

COMPILED FROM 1http://www.city-data.com, 2http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk, 3http://www.news.bbc.co.uk and 4http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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