The 2005 Energy Policy Act exempts drilling companies involved in fracking from almost all regulations designed to protect the environment. – Source

The world's oldest known computer program that is still in use has been in service since 1958. It is run by the US Department of Defense to track contracts and payments. It is written in COBOL.


The letters in Fine print at the bottom can be rearranged to spell Often the important bit.

7 new earth like planets found with the TRAPPIST telescope(Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope) near a star called TRAPPIST-1 in aquarius.
Only Belgian astronomers could have come up with such a name : See Here

BTW: Great thing Dani, that fullscreen mode. :)

commented: And 3 in the Goldilocks zone, apparently. +0
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Nikola Tesla stated that we should move to other energy sources such as solar and wind rather than non-renewable coal and oil. Edison, on the other hand, argued that coal and oil would easily supply all our energy needs for at least 50,000 years.

From a recent Belgian newspaper we eat 340.000 chickens, 286.000 fish, 15.000 pigs, 8.900 rabbits, 2.400 sheep, 1.800 cows and calfs and 105 horses a day. We Belgians are with about 11 milion people.

Only one person involved in the Iran-Contra scandal actually served prison time. Admiral John Poindexter, Colonel Oliver North's superior, and national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan, had had a street in Odon, Indiana renamed after him. Bill Breeden, a former minister, stole the street sign in protest, an act for which he was arrested and imprisoned. source

I learned more facts in a day than in a year of life. Thanks for this topic, I will follow him further.

Where the reality shows started?
«The attempted rescue was a major media event. It was the first time in Italy that a live outside broadcast had attracted millions of people to follow the events on TV. Initially, images were transmitted live because it was believed that there would be a quick and positive outcome. After some time the situation appeared to be slowly worsening, but this did not interrupt the transmissions. It posed many questions about privacy and the ethics of broadcasting such events which sparked a widespread public debate. The story also made the international news, a BBC Headlines broadcast carrying the story of a rescue attempt as its top headline on 12 June».
You can read this story here.

Typically Canadian...

A grocery store in Kingston Ontario forgot to lock up on a holiday. With doors open and no staff to keep watch, only two items were taken - two cans of cherry tomatoes for which the "customer" left $5 (more than the value of the items).

commented: Must of been out of maple syrup. But I lived in Van,BC for years. It was nice. +0

75% of spice around the world comes from India