Friday, February 27, 2015

Things I learned lately - 27 Feb

  • It's official. Deadpool is coming Feb 2016. Guess who's giddy?
  • Guess who else is building a giant solar farm? Apple.
  • 44% of Berlin is made up of parks, recreational areas, woods and rivers.
  • London was the first city to have a population of more than 1 million, in 1811. Tokyo overtook London in 1952.
  • Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world.
  • On the USB symbol, the different shapes on the end of each branch signify the many different kinds of devices USB can connect.
  • The Apple keyboard 'command' symbol is called a gorgon loop. It's also used on Swedish road signs to indicate places of interest in campgrounds.
  • Bluetooth technology is named after Danish Viking King Harald Blatand (Bluetooth), who united Norway and Denmark. Developers felt that Bluetooth united PC and mobile technologies. The Bluetooth symbol is the merging of the Danish runes of the King's initials.
  • Canada has over 200,000 km of coastline.
  • If you want to open a Burger King franchise in the US, you must prove a net worth of $1.5 million.
  • The longer a cheese is aged and the harder the texture it has, the less lactose remains.
  • The FBI knows how to remotely enable the microphone on your laptop to listen in.

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