- Hitchens’ razor: What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
- 80% males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II.
- during a pledge drive, a DJ at a Portland, OR radio station promised that the station would never play “Stairway to Heaven” again if someone made a $10,000 donation. Robert Plant was driving on the Oregon coast, heard the offer, and made the donation
- Pluto is smaller than Russia.
- in South Korea, earning an Olympic Medal means you avoid a mandatory two-year military service.
- Robert Downey Jr. thanked Burger King for getting him off drugs. In 2003, with a car full of drugs he had a burger that was so disgusting it made him rethink his life, and dump the drugs in the ocean.
- all mammals have roughly the same number of heartbeats independent of lifespan, about 1 billion.
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