Monday, May 22, 2017

Things I learned lately - 22 May

  • Ronald Wayne, one of Apple's co-founders, sold his share of the company in 1976 for $800 to get out. He now lives in a trailer in Nevada, selling stamps and coins.
  • Canada has 6 cities with populations over 1,000,000. China has over 100. There are more people in Shanghai and Beijing combines than all of Canada.
  • Diamonds are not made from highly pressurized coal. Both coal and diamonds are formed from carbon. But the carbon that forms diamonds is much more pure, and the process requires much more heat and pressure.
  • An apple didn't fall on Newton's head.
  • Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery.

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