In 2019, a flight bound for Malaysia was abruptly forced to turn around after a mother on board forgot her baby at the airport. travelnoire.com/plane-tur…
Today I learned about four museums that focus solely on cats: one in Malaysia; one in the Netherlands, one in Lithuania, and one in the US. There's also a museum in the US dedicated to Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) statues. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Erykah Badu's concert was cancelled in Malaysia in 2012 because it was found that she had applied a temporary tattoo of the word Allah on a part of her body en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ery…
There's a spider in Malaysia scientifically named after Bowie, the "Heteropoda davidbowie". nationalgeographic.com/ma…
22c/71.6f is a cold spell in malaysia straitstimes.com/asia/se-…
Malaysia was the first country to issue biometric passports in 1998. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bio…
In 1865, an American colony once existed in North Borneo (present-day Sabah, Malaysia) dailyexpress.com.my/news.…
Singapore gained its independence upon being expelled from Malaysia over racial tensions between the Chinese and Malays, making it the only modern sovereign state to receive independence involuntarily en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Queen Elizabeth is not the oldest state leader. The oldest leader is Mahathir Mohamad, PM of Malaysia, sitting at 94 years and 227 days en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappearance is not a total mystery. Although we haven't found the complete wreckage multiple investigations paint a picture of what probably happened. Spoiler: the senior pilot most likely flew the plane into the ocean after killing everyone on board. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Today I learned of Operation Dawn Raid, where Malaysia acquired Guthrie on 7 September 1981, the oldest and 2nd largest plantation company on London Stock Exchange by surprise. cilisos.my/the-greatest-h…
The last Kenny Rogers Roasters operating in North America closed on December 31, 2011, but it continues to flourish in Asia, with locations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Cambodia, Bangladesh and the Philippines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Malaysia has an unusual rotating monarchy, where the top job rotates between nine hereditary state rulers every five years. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
Today I learned of 20th Century Fox World. A movie inspired theme park that Fox planned to open in 2020 in Malaysia with a second park planned for Dubai. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20t…
Today I learned about Forest City. An entire futuristic luxury city built at once by one company on artificial land in Malaysia. forestcitycgpv.com
On August 9, 1965 Singapore was expelled from Malaysia and becomes the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Malaysia's space agency, Angkasa, convened a conference of 150 Islamic scientists and scholars to figure out what direction a Muslim astronaut would need to face to pray from the International Space Station outline.com/ktqdse
Singapore wanted to remain a part of Malaysia, but were expelled from the Federation. Singapore ended up being one of the wealthiest countries in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Nitrogen gas is liquified at extremely low temperature βˆ’196 Β°C or βˆ’320 Β°F. It can cause rapid freezing on contact with any materials or living tissues. Liquid nitrogen can be stored and sometimes used for gastronomic cooking such a the dragon breath candy, a popular snack in Malaysia youtu.be/z-PEzSr-Qbs
On Oct 21st, 1993, the ocean completely flooded an abandoned tin mine in Pantai Remis, Malaysia after only a few minutes, forming a cove approx. the size of 34 football fields. youtube.com/watch?v=5Xupg…
Today I learned about Alfred Russel Wallace, a young Welsh explorer who spent 4 years in Brazil, nearly blind after his glasses broke. While returning home the ship caught fire, destroying all his findings. He then went to Malaysia, collecting 127,000 specimens. In 1858 he conceived his own theory of evolution. nhm.ac.uk/discover/who-wa…
Malaysian Crown Prince Tunku Ismail mocked religious hardliners in Malaysia by wearing Hulk Hands to shake hands, after being told to wear gloves when shaking hands with women. news.asiaone.com/news/mal…
It is possible that Magellan's slave "Enrique" may actually have been the first man to circumnavigate the globe, assuming he managed to go back to his homeland of Malacca (in modern Malaysia) after historical records lost track of him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enr…
The Camponotus Saundersi, a species of ant found in Malaysia and Brunei, can explode suicidally and aggressively as an ultimate act of defense. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
People in Mainland China call Mandarin "pΗ”tōng huΓ " or common language, while Taiwan uses the term "guΓ³ yΗ”" or National Language. However in Singapore and Malaysia, the same language is called "huΓ‘ yΗ”" yoyochinese.com/blog/Lear…
Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge was scheduled to fly on Malaysia Air flights MH17 (which was shot down over Ukraine) and MH370 (which disappeared) . Both times, he changed his plans and booked a different flight. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Cutter (a division of Bayer) knowingly sold blood tainted with the HIV virus to Taiwan, Malaysia, Argentina, China, and other "less developed countries", effectively infecting thousands of hemophiliacs with HIV. nytimes.com/2003/05/22/bu…
Singapore was forcibly expelled from Malaysia becoming an independent country against their wishes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
On 13 May 1969, a post election celebration in Malaysia resulted in one of the worst racial riots the country had seen. The violence between the ethnic Malays and Chinese on that day eventually resulted in a change in government policy that would favor Malays in housing, education and more en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_…
Malaysia's Peacekeeping force under the UN played a significant role in the rescue of american forces from Somalia in Black Hawk Down says.com/my/news/us-thank…
Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street was funded by Riza Aziz who diverted $155M from Malaysia's 1MDB economic development company. In addition, his step-father (Prime Minister Najib Razak) channeled $700M into his personal account. 1MDB has no company address and was issued a $3B bond by Goldman Sachs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of the term "Indo-China"/"Indochinese Peninsula" for referring to Mainland Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). The term emphasises the cultural influence of the Indian civilization and Chinese civilization on the region. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai…
When Malaysia was occupied by Japan, Malaysia had to adopt the Tokyo timezone and had to do things one hour ahead of its usual time nas.gov.sg/blogs/archivis…
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was banned by Malaysia's Ministry of Information in 1995 because the "Morphin" sounded too close to "Morphine". coconuts.co/kl/news/crack…
The Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, then the tallest buildings in the world, were evacuated shortly after 9/11 after bomb threats were phoned in. No one was hurt, but six people fainted during the evacuation en.people.cn/english/2001…
Steven Gan and Premesh Chandran founded the only independent news source in Malaysia. Seeing a loophole in the country's Internet regulations they created Malaysialini, which was the first to criticise the government that had until then strict control of all print media en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The largest hotel in the world is located in Malaysia and is called the "First World Hotel" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
The Alfa Romeo 164 was not sold under that name in Hong Kong and Malaysia because in Chinese the number 164 sounds like "all the way to death". It was instead marketed as the 168, which in Chinese sounds like "all the way to prosperity". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Today I learned of the Briggs plan, where Britain interned 10% of Malaysia's population in an attempt to cut off support for guerillas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Singapore was expelled from Malaysia, making it one of the few times in history when a countryο»Ώ has voluntarily divested itself of part of its own territory theweek.com/articles/5781…
The worlds largest roundabout is situated in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The roundabout is called ”Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah”, and has a diameter of 3.5km (2.2 miles). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The Boeing 777 flying Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared mysteriously in 2014, was the 404th Boeing 777 manufactured en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
In 2007 Islamic scholars in Malaysia spent a year working out how the country's first astronaut could pray facing Mecca. He was allowed to save his Ramadan fasting till his return theguardian.com/world/200…
The harmonious coexistence of the various religions along Pitt Street in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia has earned the street its nickname - the Street of Harmony. Places of worship of Islam,Taoism,Hinduism and Christianity are located within metres of one another along this street. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
The Boeing 777-200ER Malaysia airlines Flight 17 (MH 17) first flew on 17 July 1997 and was shot down exactly 17 years later on 17 July 2014. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
In 1993, the Pantai Remis landslide occurred in Malaysia, where a massive tin mine collapsed, generating what one academic has described as "the best landslide video ever seen" despite the bad resolution. youtube.com/watch?v=H6Ma0…
There is a delusional disorder called Koro in Indonisia and Malaysia that makes men think their penis shrinks or grows inwards until they subsequently die en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor…
When Andre The Giant visited Malaysia, taxis would refuse to stop for him because of his size. He'd hide out of sight and have a friend of his wave down and get in. As soon as his friend was in he'd rush in. Andre would also get charged double because he was "a big guy you have to pay double." youtu.be/eTOQjf54aIk?t=3m…
The Japanese invaded most of Malaysia while riding their bicycles during WW2 militaryhistoryonline.com…
In Malaysia, if you get attacked by the local folk lore female vampiric ghost , you stick a nail into her neck and instantly, she will turn into a beautiful and good wife for you. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pon…
Malaysia’s A&W chain has been taking a cautious step by changing its famous β€œroot beer” to just β€œRB” in order to secure itself the halal status thehive.asia/2017/04/a-ro…
The film Babe is banned in Malaysia due to "babe" sounding similar to "babi," the Malay word for "pig," and portraying pigs in a positive light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Toyota Altis ads featuring Brad Pitt were banned in Malaysia after the country's deputy information minister ruled that Pitt's handsome appearance may make Malaysian countrymen feel inferior. people.com/people/brad_pi…
L The Japanese invaded most of Malaysia while riding their bicycles during WW2 factrepublic.com/facts/13…
When Singapore gained independence from Malaysia in 1965, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew went into isolation to think for 6 weeks without telling anyone who should govern in his absence en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee…
Malaysia's flag did not draw inspiration from the US flag; it was based on the flag of the East India Company, which came first en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Special training is given to prison officers administering corporal punishment in Singapore and Malaysia, to teach them how to swing the 1.09-metre cane at a minimum speed of 160kph and produce a force upon impact of at least 90kg. corpun.com/singfeat.htm#p…
The "si" in Malaysia was Introduced to Represent the Inclusion of Singapore into the Country After Singapore was expelled it was never removed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Malaysia is the only country that her citizen can visit North Korea on a normal passport without a visa for up to 1 month. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vis…
Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was carrying 221kg of lithium ion batteries on board news.com.au/travel/travel…
Putrajaya, Malaysia has the largest roundabout in the world . expatgo.com/my/2013/09/18…
In 2006 Malaysia's space agency convened a conference of 150 Islamic scientists and scholars to address the question of how to pray towards Mecca in space wired.com/images_blogs/wi…
Malaysia and Singapore are the only two countries on earth that are allowed Visa-free travel to North Korea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vis…
In 2003 one of Malaysia's royal dynasties saw a murder trial in which Princess Mahani was accused of enlisting the 'Bomohs' - or witch doctors - who brutally murdered her husband's second wife. The trial heard accounts of vomiting crystals, vampires and crying babies that could not be found... iol.co.za/news/eish/royal…
The phrase "to run amok" originates from running amok, which is classified as a mental disorder in western medicine that affects people in Malaysia, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. A person suffering from running amok exhibits violent/unpredictable behaviors and may even commit suicide. anthropology.msu.edu/anp2…
In the 1860's, the U.S. had a failed colony in Malaysia called Ellena. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
A former monarch of Malaysia assaulted and killed a golf caddy, but was not prosecuted due to royal immunity. The brother of the caddy witnessed the incident, ran amok in Kuala Lumpur and had to be quarantined in a mental hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isk…
Chickens are surgically enhanced to look 'better' for beauty pageant competitions hosted in Malaysia. Contest winners fetch up to $10,000. rojakdaily.com/RojakDaily…
NZ exported possum meat to Taiwan, Hong Kong & Malaysia in the 1980's. It was known as 'kiwi bear'. predatorfreenz.org/whats-…
Andrew Carnegie paid for the construction of 2,509 libraries around the world from 1883-1929. 1,600+ in the US, 600+ in the UK, and others in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, the Caribbean, Mauritius, Malaysia and Fiji. Known as "Carnegie libraries." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
, in March of 2015, an AirAsia pilot who was supposed to be flying directly from Sydney to Malaysia mistakenly entered the wrong coordinates and ended up flying 6,000 kilometers (3,728 miles) out of its way jalopnik.com/comically-ba…
Every Singaporean-registered vehicle leaving Singapore must have at least a three-quarter-full gas tank to discourage Singaporeans from going over to Malaysia simply to buy cheaper gas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
UBER drivers are frequently lured & attacked by metered cab drivers in Malaysia news.asiaone.com/news/tra…
There is a hotel in Malaysia named after a Cthulhu Mythos location. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Zoolander was banned in Malaysia and Singapore because it contained a plot to assassinate the Malaysia's prime minister edition.cnn.com/2002/SHOW…
Today I learned of *Heteropoda Davidbowie*: A Species of Small, Brightly-Coloured Huntsman Spiders First Found in Malaysia. arkive.org/david-bowie-sp…
In Malaysia, authorities prohibited its people from wearing yellow clothing. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
Zoolander is banned in Malaysia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Barisan Nasional, a political party in Malaysia, along with its predecessor, is the longest continuing ruling coalition party in the democratic world. It has been ruling Malaysia since the independence of Malaysia, which is 61 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
There is a shop selling terrorist merchandise to terrorist supporters in Malaysia thestar.com.my/News/Natio…
A two-headed neon toxic sea slug was discovered off the coast of Malaysia just last year. Such an occurrence is extremely rare and thought to be the result of pollution or some kind of mutation. techtimes.com/articles/77…
Malaysia has its own car company and the only South East Asian country to do so proton-edar.com.my/
There are 23 countries without any long-form names (no "Republic" or "Kingdom" etc in their official names), one third are in the Caribbean and another third are in Europe. Notably examples include Canada, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Ukraine. state.gov/s/inr/rls/4250.…
There is a species of ant from Malaysia which in order to protect its colony from predators, will reluctantly explode itself, spewing a sticky inedible goo with the hope that predators will get deterred by it and leave the colony alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
There was a Toyota Altis ad featuring Brad Pitt that was banned in Malaysia after it was ruled that Pitt's handsome appearance may make Malaysian countrymen feel inferior. people.com/people/article…
A bill was presented to the Philippine Senate in 1962 to change the name of the Philippines to Malaysia before the modern country took the name. sabrizain.org/malaya/libr…
Possession of even small amounts of cannabis is punished with mandatory death by hanging in Malaysia. encod.org/info/DEATH-PENA…
The Power Rangers were banned in Malaysia because the word "Morphin'" was too similar to "morphine." Officials feared this would encourage children to use drugs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow…
Posession of 7oz (200g) of Marijuana in Malaysia is an automatic death penalty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
A plane en route from Australia to Malaysia with a cargo of 2186 sheep had to make an emergency landing in Bali when excess gas from the animals set off smoke indicators. avherald.com/h?article=48…
The ethnic Chinese minority in Malaysia is estimated to control 70% of national economy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Blowjobs are illegal in Malaysia, and may carry a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment thestar.com.my/news/story…
The Boeing 777 was involved in only one fatality until 2013 when Asiana flight 214 crashed with 3 fatalities. The number rose to 540 when Malaysia flight 370 went missing and Malaysia flight 17 was shot down. ibtimes.com/after-mh17-cr…
Singapore is the only country that was ever granted independence against it's will after it was expelled from Malaysia in 1965. The country then defied skeptics regarding its survival to go on to become one of the most developed nations in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Thailand was part of the Axis, invaded and controlled territory in Burma, Laos, Malaysia and Cambodia until a resistance movement overthrew the Thai government in 1944. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
By law, if you drive across the border from Singapore to Malaysia your car must have its gas tank at least 3/4ths full if the car is registered in Singapore. This is done to discourage drivers from getting cheap fuel across the border. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Friendster, the 1st social network to gain 1,000,000 users, still exists and is now based in Malaysia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Fellatio is illegal in Malaysia thestar.com.my/news/story…
The Barisan Nasional Party(BN), one of the political party of Malaysia has dominated the government of Malaysia for the whole of the nation's lifetime, not losing a single election since independence globalsecurity.org/milita…
Madagascar's main language is related to the languages of Indonesia and Malaysia, since much of the island-country's ancestors migrated from Southeast Asia to Africa over 1000 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…

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