Friday, August 19, 2016

Things I learned lately - 19 August

  • The biggest movie of the year I was born was 101 Dalmatians.
  • Copenhagen's latest goal is to build a superhighway for bikes that will stretch to surrounding suburbs. The first of 28 planned routes opened in 2014, and 11 more will be completed by the end of 2018. The city has also pledged to become completely carbon-neutral by 2025.
  • Madrid plans to ban cars from 500 acres of its city centre by 2020, with urban planners redesigning 24 of the city's busiest streets for walking rather than driving.
  • Rumour has it one of the next upgrades to Tesla's Model S is a battery capable of 611 km (380 mi) range.
  • These conventions exist: Bronycon (My Litle Pony); Merfest (merfolk); Anthrocon (furries); the Santa Celebration (International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas); World Clown Association; Fetishcon; World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships; Vent Haven Convention (ventriloquists).
  • There are 6 billion base pairs (A-T or G-C) in every cell of your body.
  • If all the DNA strands were extracted from your body, untangled and stretched out, then laid end on end, they would reach to the sun, and back, 300 times.
  • The term bloodlines came from the belief that semen was just very purified menstrual blood.

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