On this date in 1976, Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt two days before the “Smile Jamaica” concert aimed at restoring peace amongst warring political factions. Despite fear of a follow-up attack, he would go on to play the concert for a crowd of over 80,000 people. When asked why he was going forward with the concert, Marley famously replied “the people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. How can I?”
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Garlic vs. H1N1
According to this article from the Independent, trade in garlic is booming thanks in large part to swine flu; one high school in China has bought 200kg to feed to their kids every day in order to ward off the flu.