Friday, December 30, 2016

Things I learned lately - 30 December

  • The ugly sweater party trend can possibly be traced to a 2001 gathering in Vancouver.
  • George Michael was James Corden's first carpool karaoke, long before the talk show, for Comic Relief.
  • If you look closely at Kevin O'Leary's financial history, you see that he is no more a genius investor than Donald Trump. He lost billions of other peoples' money.
  • People in Japan put an order in for their favourite Christmas food weeks in advance. I'm talking of course about KFC. You won't find turkeys in Japanese stores typically, so KFC is the go to holiday meal.
  • The Wahlberg brothers own a burger joint, Wahlburgers. There are 2 locations in Toronto as well.
  • Casamigos Tequila is partly owned by George Clooney. Other celebs own liquor brands too. P Diddy - Ciroc Vodka; Drew Barrymore - Barrymore Wines; Jay Z – Armand de Brignac Champagne; Drake – Virginia Black Whiskey; Marilyn Manson – Mansinthe; Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – Miraval Rose; Kyle Maclachlan – Pursued By Bear Wine.
  • In Bruges, Belgium, there is a 3 km long beer pipeline under the streets connecting the Halve Maan brewery to its bottling facility. It carries 1000 gallons per hour. The cost of the pipeline was crowdfunded and the most generous donours get a bottle of beer a day for life for their contribution, the rest getting a case per year for free.
  • Astronomers suggest it is possible that anywhere from a third to half of the stars we see are part of a binary or multiple star system.

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