Friday, January 16, 2009

10 THINGS !

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Motown was originally called Tamla.
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2. Northern Rock and Lehman Brothers were both founded in 1850. And both failed in spectacular fashion exactly a year apart.
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3. There are more than 50 million lightning strikes in Brazil each year, on average.
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4. Countdown is French.
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5. The most-littered food is McDonalds.
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6. City traders with long ring-fingers make more money.
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7. A typical Google search produces between 0.2g and 7g of carbon dioxide.
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8. An intense ketamine high gives an out-body-experience known to recreational users of the horse tranquiliser as the "K-hole".
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9. The first man to view the Moon through a telescope was not Galileo. He was English.
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10. John the Good was bad and William the Bad was good.

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BBC NEWS MAGAZINE.


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