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- For those who have trouble sleeping researchers say that 1 week of camping, without electronics, resets our biological body clock and synchronizes our melatonin hormones with sunrise and sunset.
- Conan O’Brien is credited as the key influence in The Simpsons change from grounded realism towards surreal and zany plots after he wrote the episode, “Marge vs. the Monorail”.
- UPS had problems recruiting drivers when expanding in Germany because the brown uniform looked like Nazi Youth Group uniforms. UPS had to change the color to green.
- A young entrepreneur secretly lived in AOL’s HQ for 2 months, eating free food, using gym & showers, sleeping in conference rooms while working on his start-up. Everyone assumed he worked there.
- Cockle bread was a bread baked by English women in the seventeenth century which was supposed to act as a love charm. The dough was kneaded and pressed against the woman’s vulva and then baked. This bread was then given to the object of the baker’s affections.
- Aircraft black boxes are designed to be able to withstand the pressure of being a mile underwater for up to 30 days. In the case of the Airbus box on Air France 447 it spent over 2 1/2 years at over 3 miles deep and was still able to determine the cause of the accident.