One of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of our time is that we can now enjoy this list of interesting facts. We are so fortunate. We know a great deal about the universe, about life, about history, about science, and about how people lived in the past. If you think about it, this is probably the most amazing thing to have happened to our species. The discovery of fire, agriculture, writing, mathematics, democracy, electricity, computers, and other advances are all amazing feats. But, when compared with the fact that we now have access to knowledge about all of those things and much more, these are mere child's play. The reason why I enjoy this list of interesting facts is not because it is a new way to learn things (although it is). It is because I can learn a little bit about anything that I wish, and this gives me an immense amount of satisfaction.
Want to have a happy marriage? Skimp on the wedding day.
Victorinox has never laid off an employee.
Special Lego figurines made of metal are in a space probe.
The Tour de France has a team that spray paints over graffiti genitals.
Ubisoft dismissed PETA’s complaints about ‘Assassin’s Creed.’
Open plan offices are bad for business, and are still everywhere.
The Brits sank a civilian ocean liner by accident.
The US Air Force couldn’t design a cockpit for the “average” body.
LBJ knew he would die at age 64.
A society of non-Hawaiian lawyers overthrew the Kingdom of Hawaii.
The Ideal Maternity Home killed or sold infants.
People in warm climates grow more active sweat glands.
Feng Shui discourages couples from having a mirror in the bedroom.
Amazon Web Services has a service for transferring large amounts of data with a truck.
There is a “Garbage City” that recycles 80% of trash.
Wal-Mart used to get payouts for dead employees.
Clooney uses a picture of himself as Batman as a cautionary tale.
Nostradamus published a recipe for a love potion.
There are 53 supernovas exploding every second.
A Japanese student was stalked for months and the police turned her away.