Saturday, October 10, 2015

Things I learned lately - 10 Oct

  • 86 Canadian families have more combined wealth than 11.4 million Canadians at the bottom of the income pyramid.
  • The music industry now makes less revenue from selling CDs than both digital downloads and digital streaming.
  • Air Canada originally planned to order 4 Concorde supersonic airliners. The 1973 oil crisis scared too many buyers away, leaving only Air France and British Airways as the only 2 customers.
  • In Alaska, a 'sourdough' is a long time resident of Alaska.
  • Canada's not even in the top 25 countries for average peak connection speed.
  • Japan's owl cafes are so popular, you need a reservation to get in one.
  • There is less caffeine in Tim Horton Dark Roast coffee than their regular blend. But it's only 5 mg less, so you likely won't feel any different.
  • Hillary Clinton hasn't driven a car since 1996.
  • It takes 364 licks to get to the centre of a Tootsie Roll Pop.
  • Wint-O-Green was the first flavour of Lifesavers.
  • The company that made the Baby Ruth candy bar sued baseball legend Babe Ruth to prevent him from making a candy bar named The Babe Ruth Home Run Bar. They won.
  • A typical hive might have 50,000 bees, and visit 100,000,000 flowers.
  • The Beatles used the word 'love' 613 times in their songs.

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