- The UK will soon tax the makers of sugary soft drinks based on the amount of sugar in their beverages.
- The Nevada National Security Site (Proving Grounds) was the site of 100 above ground nuclear bomb tests and 828 underground nuclear bomb tests between 1951 and 1986.
- Ingvar Kamprad, the 89 year old founder of Ikea is worth €65.5 billion. But he still buys second-hand clothes. He tries to get a haircut when he's in a developing country too.
- In the mid to late 1800s, most immigrants to the US were from Ireland and Germany. Also, a lot of immigrants into northern states were from Canada.
- NASA is working on a supersonic passenger jet design that produces more of a sonic thump than a boom. This could revitalize supersonic travel. The first prototype will fly by 2020.
- Goodbye is an evolution of the contraction from the phrase 'God be with ye'.
- The saw blade they use to cut off plaster casts (for bone break injuries) doesn't rotate, it just vibrates. There's no risk to the skin.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Blog'd by Karl Plesz at 8:33 AM