Sunday, March 30, 2014

Things I learned lately - 30 March

  • Cherpumplecake - a cherry pie, apple pie and pumpkin pie baked into a 3-layer cake. WANT!
  • The KFC Big Boss is basically like a Big Mac but with two fried chicken fillets instead of burgers. It's only available in Canada, which is rather odd, considering that 'big food' usually comes out first in the US.
  • A UK Subway employee was caught using the bread oven to dry their socks.
  • A new study found no evidence that saturated fats or high levels of circulating saturated fatty acids had any effect on cardiac disease. Nor did they find that omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease.
  • Starbucks will slowly be rolling out the barrel... I mean..... alcohol service, starting in the US. I'd say it's worth a shot....
  • French fighter jet manufacturer Dassault is offering to sell Canada their Rafale fighter jet and give us the technology transfer to build them in Canada as well.
  • The next Star Wars movie will take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'.
  • "Wouldn't it be amazing if everyone's medical records were available anonymously to research doctors? Would save 100K lives/yr." ~Larry Page (Google)
  • Researchers in China have developed a tiny stick-on tag the size of a kernel of corn that changes colour to indicate the freshness of a product without having to open the container. The cost 0.2 cents each.
  • Rings have been discovered around an asteroid for the first time.
  • Pluto isn't a planet, it's a dwarf planet. But it isn't the only one. There's Eris; MakeMake; Haumea; Chaos; Sedna; Quaoar; Varuna; Orcus; Ixion; Rhadamanthus; Huya; Typhon; Deucalion; Logos; Ceto; Borasisi; Sila-Nunam; Teharonhiawako; Salacia; Altjira; and now 2012 VP113 (nicknamed Biden). Those are just the named ones.
  • In Silicon Valley, if you're presenting on PowerPoint, you're a dinosaur. Everyone uses Keynote (Apple).

1 comment:

Retro Blog said...

apparently NSA could help out with the medical records research question, could redact and everything. Big Bastids.