Saturday, November 16, 2013

Things I learned lately 16 November

  • 83% of prostitutes conduct business on Facebook.
  • People tend to look more attractive in groups. This is known as 'the cheerleader effect'.
  • Teens are visiting the mall 30% less than they were in 2007.
  • People who are lactose intolerant should actually eat some dairy. Small amounts.
  • Soon, the Google Chrome web browser will indicate if you're about to download known malware.
  • You've never seen your face, just reflections and pictures. Some scientists suggest that if you saw a clone of yourself, you might not recognize it as you, because our idea of what we look like is different from what we actually look like.
  • Avatar; bangle; bungalow; jungle; khaki; nirvana; pundit; pyjamas; shampoo; teak and veranda are all English words that came from India.
  • Jelly Belly sell irregular reject jelly beans at a discount. They're called Belly Flops. Want.
  • In Thailand, they ring in the new year with festivities (called Songkran) where everyone participates in a giant water fight. Even the police are a valid target.
  • Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, CT is for sale for $190 million dollars. That makes it the most expensive property for sale in the US. It spans 50 acres with a mile of water frontage. The main house boasts 13,519 square feet of living space including 12 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths, a library, a solarium, wine cellar and a staff wing. There's also several other buildings on the property, two pools and a spa, an orchard, gardens and a big forest.
  • In the 18th century, in cities, you could make a living by searching the streets for dead horses, cutting them up, and selling the meat to wealthy dog owners.

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