Saturday, January 02, 2016

Things I learned lately - 2 Jan

  • American Express started as an express mail business.
  • Amy Schumer competed in season 5 of Last Comic Standing. She did not win.
  • WestJet will be phasing out the seat-back screens and instead offering WestJet Connect, which will allow wi-fi access to entertainment and a live map (for free) and access to the internet (for $7.99). You'll have to bring your own device and have an app already installed to use it.
  • Research has found that many wealthy people don't consider income inequality to be an urgent problem because they hardly see any of it in their everyday lives.
  • From January 1st to July 30th 2015, police in the US killed more than 600 people. The last time a police officer shot and killed somebody in Norway was 2006.
  • Nichelle Nichols, the Canadian actress who played Uhura on Star Trek, will be going on a NASA mission. Not into space, but on a special SOFIA mission, which is an airborne observatory on a Boeing 747. She is 82.
  • A man wearing a plastic shopping bag over his face as a mask, walked into a Subway in Coventry, Rhode Island. He walked to the counter and told the teenagers working there to hand over their money. They just ignored the robber. The looked exasperated in security camera video of the incident and became agitated and mumbled something under his breath as he walked out of the business.

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