26 Best Government Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

26 Best government facts

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1. During WW2, the Japanese government had a national policy to receive Jewish refugees. Even Hideki Tojo rejected Nazi protests to this policy
2. More than half the foods advertised to kids on TV do not meet U.S. recommended government nutrition guidelines.
3. A U.S. study finds that more than 50% of fast food workers depend on some form of government assistance.
4. Government vehicles in Cuba are legally required to pick up any hitchhikers.
5. The Swedish and Finnish government actually pays students monthly pocket money if they attend high school, college and university.
6. In the fiscal year of 2014, the U.S. government spent over $49 million per hour in interest on its debt.
7. The U.S. is 15th on the list of countries that believe "The U.S. government respects the freedom of its people."
8. The U.S. government has approved the sale of powdered alcohol beginning the summer of 2015.
9. Iran is the only country in the world where it is legal to sell your kidneys — the government regulates the market.
10. Al Qaida in Iraq operates a youth wing for kids under 14 to carry out suicide attacks against military, government, and civilian targets.
11. No government has ever officially formed a plan in case aliens make contact with Earth.
12. From 2009 to 2013 the US government has spent $1.1 million on puppets.
13. There is a "designated survivor" should anything happen to all of the top officials in the U.S. government.
14. The Catholic Church is the largest non governmental provider of health services in the world.
15. $217 USD is what the government of Zimbabwe had in the bank in Jan, 2013.
16. It costs the U.S. Government $2, 768, 902 per year to hold a prisoner in Guantanamo.
17. In Zimbabwe the level of inflation got so high that the government had to issue a $100, 000, 000, 000, 000 note.
18. The U.S. Government spends US$1.8 billion per year printing documents.
19. Alice in Wonderland was banned in China because the government believed the idea of talking animals was an insult to humans.
20. In 2012, Apple Inc. had more cash in the bank than the US government.
21. 10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
22. In 1789, the total U.S. federal government debt was $190, 000.
23. In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2, 000, 000.00 on potato research.
24. The U.S. Government spent $277, 000 on pickle research in 1993.
25. The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.
26. The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.
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