Saturday, April 14, 2018

Things I learned lately 13 Apr

  • The most popular Black Lives Matter Facebook page turned out to be fake — and some of the money it raised may have been funnelled overseas.
  • It's better to cook lobsters live because it prevents Vibrio bacteria from forming in the meat, which can make you very sick.
  • Ballooning, or kiting, is a process by which spiders move through the air by releasing one or more threads to catch the wind, causing them to become airborne at the mercy of air currents. This is primarily used by spiderlings to disperse, however larger spiders do so as well. The spider climbs to a high point and takes a stance with its abdomen to the sky, releasing fine silk threads until it becomes aloft. Journeys achieved vary from a few metres to hundreds of kilometres. Mortality is high.
  • The food court at Costco makes the company a lot of money even though its prices are decent.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson-Atlanta airport processed almost 104 million passengers in 2017. For comparison, YYC in Calgary processed 16.3 million.
  • Sloths don't fart. They emit methane gas out of their mouths.
  • The world added more solar power capacity than any other type of energy in 2017, outpacing all fossil fuels. In 2017, solar energy attracted $160.8 billion in investment. Renewable energy, including wind, hydro, and solar, supplied a record 12% of the world's energy needs.

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