Saturday, July 05, 2014

Things I learned lately - 5 July

  • A decade ago, the American midwest (ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH, KY, TN) got their oil from Canada (69%), Saudi Arabia (13%) and other OPEC countries (18%). Now, Canada supplies 98.3% and the rest comes from Saudi Arabia.
  • At Walmart in the US, the iPhone 5C (new) will only cost you $29 now with a 2 year contract. That's not a sale, it's the new price.
  • The next generation of Keurig machines (2.0) will also be able to brew entire pots of coffee (30oz) using slightly bigger pods. It will also allow adjustments to brew strength and water temperature.
  • Bar code technology is now 40 years old.
  • Pinball was technically illegal in Oakland. Until the end of June 2014. The law was finally dropped.
  • The Conservative attack ads against Justin Trudeau don't seem to be working. Funny that.
  • 64% of Americans don't believe that global warming will seriously affect their way of life.
  • A 12 ounce serving of coconut water has more potassium than a banana.
  • The American Journal of Emergency Medicine suggested in 2000 that coconut water could be a potential substitute for blood plasma.
  • India has the 2nd largest road network in the world at 4.7 million kilometres.
  • There are 12 times as many 15-34 year olds in India than there are people of all ages in Canada.

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