- in Finland most fines are tied to the income of the offender to ensure that both they can afford it, and that it will adequately hurt. One Nokia executive was hit with a $103,600 ticket for driving 15kph over the limit believed to be the most expensive speeding ticket ever.
- Jack Nicholson worked for animation legends Williams Hanna and Joseph Barbera. He was talented enough to be offered a spot as a staff animator, but declined in favor of acting.
- Google gets its traffic data from Android users on the roads and is considering ways to prevent traffic jams by giving different directions to different users.
- Television show, “The Flintstones” sparked a lot of controversy by being the first cartoon series to show a couple together in the same bed as well as dealing with matters such as infertility and adoption.
- Alfred Nobel invented dynamites. And when he was mistakenly declared dead in 1888, newspapers published obituaries that stated that “the merchant of death is dead.” Ashamed to leave such a legacy, he left the money he made from dynamites to celebrate humanity; thus created the Nobel Prize.
- “tunnel of love” boat rides were created as an excuse for couples to have physical contact in a time when holding hands in public was frowned upon
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- If given a set of lungs from a 30 year cannabis smoker and a set from a 30 year cigarette smoker,which would look worse and why?
- The Mars rover found that Martian soil is composed of about 2% water. How significant is this number? What about compared to the Sahara? What else should we expect after finding this water on Mars?
- How is it that the human body, which is full of bacteria and germs, can produce sterile fluids? For example, I’ve heard that the fluid inside blisters is sterile and so is urine.