Friday, December 08, 2017

Things I learned lately 8 Dec

  • The top 3 exporters of halal meat are Brazil, Australia, and India.
  • In Silicon Valley, tree-lined streets are filling with tents, cots, and dilapidated RVs. The area's retail clerks, plumbers, janitors, even teachers, sleep where they can. Silicon Valley has the highest median income in the nation, but a worsening wealth gap has caused homelessness to surge. More than 10,000 working people were living without shelter across San Jose and Santa Clara Counties on any given night in 2016. The median rent in San Jose is $3500 per month.
  • South Australia now has its first 100MW Tesla battery helping to stabilize the power grid.
  • 41% of US adults think humans and dinosaurs co-existed. Nope. They missed each other by 63 million years.
  • Eating before swimming does not increase the risk of cramps. But a full stomach could make you short of breath.
  • Parent birds will not abandon baby birds touched by humans.
  • Iron Maidens were not medieval torture devices. This story was manufactured in 18th century circuses for sensationalism.

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