Saturday, June 28, 2014

Things I learned lately - 28 June

  • The next world's biggest optical / near-infrared telescope is going to be built on top of 10,000 foot Cerro Armazones mountain in Chile's Atacama Desert. It will have an almost 130 foot mirror and be known as the European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT.
  • Coca-Cola has released a new product called Coke Life. The product is supposed to taste like classic Coke and is available in Argentina, Chile, and the UK. Sweetened with a blend of sugar and Stevia, a 330ml can of Coca-Cola Life contains 89 calories and will feature striking green branding that will contrast with the familiar red packaging. A regular can of Coke has 139 calories.
  • In South Korea, you can buy what is essentially a corn dog, but the batter is used to stick little pieces of french fry to the hot dog too.
  • South Koreans tend to back into their parking spots. It's the safest way, what can I say......
  • South Koreans typically have little blue soft foam blocks stuck to the doors of their cars so that they don't scuff the cars next to them.
  • In South Korea, companies like LG are so big, they even own apartment complexes.
  • Most Korean restaurants only sell one dish.
  • Korea has a store that sells Apple products, but instead of being an Apple store, it's a reseller called Frisbee.
  • A group of friends attending a stag at a New Mexico lake beach accidentally unearthed a buried stegomastadon skull.
  • Last summer the Mercedes Benz Autonomous S Class Intelligent Drive research car completed a test drive from Mannheim to Pforzheim. The route covered 50km on country roads and another 53km through towns and villages taking in 18 traffic circles hundreds of lights intersections pedestrian crossings and construction zones along the way. This technology made use of sensors already included in the car.
  • Canada produces 80% of the worlds maple syrup. Of that amount 91% is produced in Quebec.
  • As of now, nobody has been seriously injured driving a Tesla.

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