In one of Jack Nicolson's biggest movies, Chinatown, Faye Dunaway reveals that the girl, Katherine is both her daughter and her sister. In real life, Jack Nicholson found out at age 37 that his sister was in fact his mother and his "parents" were actually his grandparents. Source

"Adolf Schicklgruber" would have been Hitler's name. His father changed his last name in 1877

Martin Cooper, "Father of the Cell Phone", made the first cell phone call in April, 1973. He called his chief rival at Bell Labs to tell him that he had lost. The battery lasted 30 minutes and took 10 hours to recharge. Cooper supposedly predicted that in 30 years (2003) everyone would have a cell phone embedded under the skin. "Cooper" is easy to remember because he released the phone from copper wires.

Bill Gates house was designed using a Macintosh computer.

Humans spend a third of their life sleeping. That's about 25 years

The Farmers’ Almanac (not the Old Farmer's Almanac) predicted a new Ice Age to begin in January, 2014. Based on planetary positions, sunspots and lunar cycles, the almanac’s secret formula is largely unchanged since founder David Young published the first almanac in 1818, but no mention of a polar vortex.

In Japan's Apple Store, there was a fan who started waiting in line 7 months early for iPhone 6

The fact is im not going to fit in my classroom soon because my head is always going to touch the roof.

Meditation might help in reducing the size of your ego, and therefore your head... ;-)

Your mind "rewrites" monotonous speech of boring people to make it sound more interesting.

New York, Phoenix, DC, and Utah have eliminated much of their homeless problem by providing them with homes. The retention rate is 84+ percent. New York was spending $40,500 per year on every homeless person with mental issues (those with mental or physical disabilities who are homeless for longer than a year or have experienced four episodes within three years). “People thought this was crazy,” said Tsemberis (who came up with the original study), who today runs Pathways to Housing. “They said, ‘You mean even when someone relapses and sells all the furniture you gave them … [to pay for] drugs, you don’t kick them out?’ And I said, ‘No, we do not.'” http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/05/06/meet-the-outsider-who-accidentally-solved-chronic-homelessness/

21% of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese.

Ransomware is now becoming more common security researchers say.

No it's not April 1st. Technicians from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), have demonstrated the feasibility of replacing the substrate of a computer chip with cellulose nanofibril (CNF), a flexible biodegradable material made from wood.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/28/wooden_computer_chips_invented_er_really/

Imagine termites taking over your computer.

The majority of Internet traffic is not generated by humans, but bots like Google and Malware

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4th 1826.

population as of 3jun2015 17:00 PDT

China          1,361,512,535
India          1,251,695,584
United States    321,362,789
Indonesia        255,993,674
Brazil           204,259,812
Pakistan         199,085,847
Nigeria          181,562,056
Bangladesh       168,957,745
Russia           142,423,773
Japan            126,919,659

Source ...
http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats8.htm

Gases by Volume in the atmosphere:

Nitrogen  78.084%
Oxygen    20.947%
Argon      0.934%
CO2        0.039%
Neon       0.002%
Helium     0.000524%
CH4        0.000181%
Krypton    0.000114%
Hydrogen   0.000051%
Xenon      0.000009%

The most published and translated book after the Bible is The Elements by Euclid.

Only 12 percent of US 18 to 29 year olds trust the media, according to a recent survey by the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Imagine termites taking over your computer.

VegaSeat: Imagine termites being used for RansomWare or a virus :)

The Stuxnet worm was a US-Israeli project that sabotaged Iran's nuclear program. The Duqu virus, a relative of Stuxnet was recently used to hack into computers of the international talks on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva. It took advantage of several previously unknown flaws in Microsoft software to infect these computers and then spread.

The nasty problem is that international cybercriminals have now managed to copy the very sophistcated technologies from these state-sponsored attacks.

Also used, I hear, to hack into Kaspersky.

I installed "MS Visual Studio Community 2013" to give it a try with Python. After the boring trial period was over, it took almost half a day to uninstall all the garbage it had soiled my computer with.

More than 50% of all UK Google Searches using on Mobile

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Some frogs can jump over 20 times their own body length; that is like a human jumping 30m. That's a wow, right!