Saturday, November 28, 2015

Things I learned lately - 28 Nov

  • Without your pinky finger, your hand would lose 50% of its strength.
  • In Canada, vehicles kill 4 times as many people per year as those killed in homicides.
  • Highways England will soon be testing a wireless charging technology for electric cars, where cars driving in a 'charging lane' will get their electricity through induction via wire loops embedded in the road. Recharge while you drive! 
  • Half of the top 25 coal mines in Central Appalachia are in bankruptcy.
  • The median monthly rent for a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan is $3,271. In Brooklyn, it's only $2,200.
  • The song Bohemian Rhapsody was on top of the charts in the UK for 9 weeks, until the Abba song Mamma Mia took its place. Coincidentally, the words 'mama mia' are in Bohemian Rhapsody: "Oh, mama mia, mama mia. Mama mia, let me go."
  • There are more people living in Tokyo than in all of Canada.

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