Thursday, June 30, 2011

Things I learned this week

I learned that:
• A previously undiscovered tribe has been found in Brazil by satellite. The 200 tribe members will be protected from contact with outsiders.

• The Japanese have invented a gizmo that you can hug, and that hugs you back.

• Due to the economic recession, per capita net worth in the U.S. has declined to where it was in 1999, while in Canada it has bounced back up to pre-recession levels.

• The rotating head boring machine was used to construct the Channel Tunnel between England and France. This invention was first used in Canada to create the Humber River Sewer Tunnel in 1956.

• Major airlines are now using biofuels for regularly scheduled flights.

• This year we're going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all. Now, tell me how this works --- take the last two digits of the year in which you were born, add the age you will be this year, and you will get --- Tah Dah --- 111!
How about that?

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