Saturday, March 21, 2015

Things I learned lately - 21 Mar

  • Ancient Greeks believed pregnancy could be prevented if a woman held her breath during intercourse and sneezed afterwards.
  • Ira Rennert's $248 million Hamptons mansion has a yearly property tax bill of $649,281.
  • There's a sequel to Frozen coming. It's official now. What a surprise.
  • The name of the first Star Wars spin-off film is 'Rogue One'.
  • The US just supposedly gave the green light to sell powdered alcoholic beverages. Just add water to Palcohol and you have a full-blown alcohol drink. Nothing could possibly go wrong with that. 
  • In St Pauli, one of Hamburg's popular clubbing districts, they've coated the walls with superhydrophobic paint. So when drunks try to pee on the walls, it splashes right back onto them. It's peeback.
  • Research funded by the sugar industry is 5 times less likely to find a connection between sugar and obesity.
  • The cost of college in the US has gone up 500% since 1985.
  • In Jamaica, Columbia and St Lucia, your boss is more likely to be a woman.
  • As of 2015, 4 states have legalized retail marijuana: Alaska, Colorado, Orgeon and Washington.
  • The dates 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10 and 12/12 of 2015 all fall on the same day of the week.
  • The moon gets as cold as -413F.
  • Americans consume 10 billion donuts every year.

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