83% of the cost to manufacture Diddy Beats headphones is in licensing of Puff Daddy’s name and image.
Eight bitcoins is called a bytecoin.
The mean intelligence of users on the website Reddit is nearly 20 points higher than the national average. This qualifies Redditors as ‘bright’ on the Binet Scale of Human Intelligence.
Expensive clocks where considered heirlooms, often passed down from the grandfather - hence the name grandfather clock.
Boredom can increase labido and reduce blood pressure.
The most studied example of social Darwinism has been the adaptation of belief in evolution into evangelical churches.
Moths are six times more likely to fly into your house during a new moon.
In the early nineties, the military briefly considered using emoticons for encrypted communication. The idea was not implemented but warranted a 32 page report. :-)
The pencil was originally spelled ‘pencyl’ - a contraction of ‘cylinder’ and ‘pen’.
Mavis Beacon developed an experimental texting course: Mavis Beacon teaches texting.
A small ice shelf in the arctic circle irreversibly melted after a Morton salt freighter wrecked into it.
Wealthy North Koreans carry cell phones, despite having no cell towers and often no electricity.
Once a year, on the summer solstice, the Dalai Lama will sleep on a bed of freshly cut orchids. -Nick Cueva, Orchids
Four out of five orchids sold in the United States suffer premature death due to neglect. -Nick Cueva, Orchids