Sunday, May 11, 2014

Things I learned lately - 11 May

  • Speed Weed is a marijuana delivery service chain in southern California.
  • Expo 67, was the general exhibition, Category One World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 27 April to 29 October 1967. Considered the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century, it had the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating. It set the single-day attendance record for a world’s fair, with 569,500 visitors on its 3rd day.
  • Alan Ruck, who played the character of Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, was 29 when he played the 17 year old character in 1986. Alan is married to Mireille Enos, the lead from the TV series The Killing.
  • Adult heights have risen, or average, 4 inches in the last 100 years.
  • Dr Pepper came onto the soda scene 6 months before Coke.
  • For 15 months of work, Marissa Mayer's compensation as Yahoo's CEO has been $214 million.
  • Store a microfiber towel at your office, in your gym bag, or in your raincoat pocket. The water-absorbent towels can dry hair quickly if it gets drenched in a downpour. Lie your wet socks flat on an unfolded microfiber towel and roll the towel and socks together. Squeeze. The towel will absorb much of the moisture so your socks will dry faster.
  • "Inequality is the root of social evil." ~Pope Francis tweet
  • Over 55% of people surveyed, who streamed unlicensed video content, said they did so because they could not find what they wanted on any licensed site.
  • Google's self-driving cars can now handle thousands of urban situations that would have stumped them a year ago. The cars can now read stop signs, including those in the hands of crossing guards. It can sense bicycles and groups of pedestrians too.
  • The smallest of Spain's Canary islands - El Hierro, will be the first island in the world to become entirely renewable energy self-sufficient. They found a way to store wind power. By 2020, all of the island's 6000 cars will be electric.
  • IKEA products use about 1% of the world's commercial wood supply.

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