Friday, August 23, 2013

Things I learned lately 23 August

  • The 9th anniversary of the White Noise blog passed and nobody noticed, not even me......
  • Of the 22,000 man-made objects orbiting the earth (10cm or larger), only 5% of them are functioning satellites.
  • The ozone hole is shrinking.
  • Only 3% of the water on earth is fresh.
  • There are 68 cities in California with populations over 100,000. There are only 31 such cities in all of Canada.
  • Calgary has 31% more land area than Toronto (proper).
  • Electric cars come with seat heaters because they're a more efficient way to heat up the body rather than warming the air.
  • The exterior windows of the RBC Plaza tower in Toronto are made from glass baked with a layer of gold totalling 2500 ounces (71,000g) in the 14,000 windows.
  • A doctor at an eating disorder clinic in Stockholm claims that modeling agents wait outside to recruit new 14 and 15 year old girls.
  • PC industry partners aren't too happy with Microsoft, claiming that they're single-handedly ruining the PC market with Windows 8.
  • 37% of Americans believe that global warming is a hoax.
  • 13% of Americans believe that Obama is the Antichrist.

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