Friday, July 8, 2011

Things I learned this week

I learned that:
• A Rolls-Royce version of the Mini is being produced. There will be 1,000 sold at a price of £41,000 ($CAD 63,500). It features exceptionally high-grade materials used on the Rolls, such as deep-pile lambswool floor mats and premium wood trim. Just the thing for a pop down to Harrods for some Beluga and Dom.

• When planes fly through certain types of clouds, they can trigger a chain reaction that causes precipitation for miles around.

• Canada has the highest golf participation rate in the world, and there are more golfers than hockey players in Canada.

• IKEA stands for Ingvar Kamprad (founder), Elmtaryd (farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his home parish in Sweden).

A bare-headed motorcyclist riding in protest of New York state's helmet law crashed, struck his head on the roadway and died from his injuries.

• The U.S. government borrows 40 cents for every dollar it spends, resulting in a deficit of about $125 billion each month.
How about that?

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