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In an experiment in which German and American teams attempted to reach consensus on a complex task,

Compared to the U.S. teams,

the German groups generated 30% fewer statements focused on possible solutions

and more than twice as many statements focusing on various problems, such as inadequate information.

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  1. Spain: People in Spain believe that Tuesday the 13th and not Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. Tuesday, which is “Martes” in Spanish, is derived from mars, which in the Middle Ages was called “little evil” (via Europe’s Not Dead)

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How powerful is your passport? How many countries does it allow you to visit without a visa?

Here is the complete list. This is how many countries they let you in without a visa (out of 187 countries on this planet).

If you have a E.U., U.S, U.K, Canadian passport – you can go anywhere but about a dozen of countries without a visa.

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A short guide to Australia prepared by one of Australian Tourism websites.
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Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia ? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? ( UK).

A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.
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Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? ( USA )

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U.S. has the the most expensive healthcare system in the world.

One can argue that the quality of the American doctors and healthcare is higher, hence the higher cost.

But how do you explain drastically higher prices for exactly the same medication?

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Many opponents of immigration fear that immigration increases unemployment.

So are immigrants more or less likely to be unemployed?
It depends on where they live.

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