Friday, September 16, 2011

Things I learned this week

I learned that:
• Elk can get drunk on fermented apples. Drunken elks are common in Sweden during the autumn season when there are plenty of apples lying around on the ground and hanging from branches in Swedish gardens.

• A runner recently beat an Aston Martin Vantage S sports car in a 2.5 km race through downtown Toronto.

• In 2009, 16% of U.S. car crash fatalities (5,474 people) were caused by driver distraction.

• A drug derived from the saliva of vampire bats can thin blood and dissolve blood clots in the brain, saving lives and limiting the damage caused by strokes.

• An artist named Sputniko thinks that, in this day and age, menstruation shouldn't be limited to ladies, so he has invented a machine that makes it available for men. It even simulates menstrual cramps.

• Possibly of greater interest to most gentlemen will be the next McLaren sports car, which will allow technicians back at the dealership to diagnose your car's problems remotely and, in the event of a breakdown, dispatch an engineer to your location with all the required parts to get you going.
How about that?

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