Friday, April 03, 2015

Things I learned lately - 3 Apr

  • Google Maps is only 10 years old.
  • Volkswagen still makes the Scirocco, they just don't sell it in North America.
  • The soundtrack for the movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was the first in history to land at Billboard's #1 spot without any new songs.
  • People with 'face blindness' also have trouble recognizing cars.
  • Dogs will sneeze to tell other dogs that they're playing. That way, when they're playing rough, it doesn't turn into a fight.
  • There's a city in Texas named 'Earth'.
  • In China, you can buy pears that are shaped like babies.
  • Canada can fit in the Pacific Ocean 16.5 times.
  • An IMAX projector costs $5 million.
  • If you search 'do the Harlem shake' in YouTube, it will do the Harlem shake (let it get warmed up - it takes a few seconds).
  • The word mortgage comes from a French word that means 'death contract'.
  • People pace while talking on the phone because they don't have visual feedback, so the body reacts by moving around.
  • Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, wants to make Uber so affordable that riding Uber consistently becomes cheaper and easier than owning a car.

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