Friday, June 02, 2017

Things I learned lately - 2 Jun

  • Radio Shack closed more than 1,000 stores over the May 27th weekend, leaving the chain with just 70 company-owned stores left in operation. 
  • If you drink 500 calories of liquid versus eating 500 calories of food, you'll feel much less satiated. Which is one reason soda and sweetened drinks are so horrible. You don't feel full.
  • The legal marijuana industry brought in between $4 billion and $4.5 billion in 2016, outselling Viagra and Cialis, paid music streaming services, tequila, and Girl Scout cookies.
  • On the 3rd Wednesday of every month, South Korean offices shut their lights off at 7pm to promote couples being home together. To procreate. It's called Family Day.
  • With a fertility rate of just 1.25 children per woman, the country takes any steps it can to promote family life — even offering cash incentives to people who have more than one child. 
  • Danes are told if you aren't going to have a kid for your own family, do it for Denmark. Denmark has  a low fertility rate of 1.73 children per woman. In attempts to fix this, Denmark offered 3 years' worth of baby supplies to couples who conceived on a vacation. Now a video was made which guilt trips couples into having kids so their mothers can have a grandchild.
  • Germany has broken a new record for renewable energy, with low-carbon sources nearly obliterating coal and nuclear power during the Mother's Day weekend. At one point on the sunny and breezy Sunday, sustainable energy from wind, solar, biomass and hydro power provided a record 85% of the country’s total energy.

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