Saturday, June 16, 2018

Things I learned lately 15 Jun

  • In 15 years in Afghanistan, no counter-narcotics effort undertaken by the US, it partners, or the Afghan government has led to sustained reductions in poppy cultivation or opium production.
  • Minimum wage would have to be over $20 an hour in many states to be able to afford renting a one bedroom apartment.
  • "We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it's much better for your lifestyle."  ~Tim Cook, Apple CEO
  • Cats are being trained to smuggle cell phones into Costa Rica prisons.
  • A cure to the common cold may be coming in the future that makes the human body inhospitable to the many cold viruses themselves.
  • Chromebooks (laptops running the Google Chrome OS versus Windows, etc) now outsell Macbooks and Windows laptops, especially to schools.
  • There are 12 planetariums in Canada (according to wikipedia). The Montreal Planetarium is shown.

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