Wednesday, December 2, 2015


…Here are some things I’ve learned so far this week:

Mark Zuckerberg announced is going to give 99% of his person Facebook stock to charity.  It is currently valued at $45 billion.

In Chicago through yesterday, there have been 429 murders and 2,221 shootings.

There’s a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds.

On average, people check their smart phone 134 times each day.  Yikes.

Before composing, Beethoven would dunk his head in a bucket of cold water to get inspired.

Whenever Van Gogh was depressed he would drink yellow paint in hopes of cheering himself up.

Albert Einstein didn’t know his own phone number, claiming he didn’t want to use up his brain space with such useless information.

The original manuscript of “Of Mice and Men” was eaten by a dog.
It takes a pistachio tree four to five years before it finally starts producing nuts.

Over 22 million trees have died due to bark beetle infestation brought on by the drought.

There are over 100,000 different types of trees in the world.

The words—frugal, majestic and blanket—were all invented by Shakespeare.

Among 325,142 global participants in last year’s National Novel Writing Month, 58,917 reached their 50,000 word goal by November 30th.

Each person can make a minimum of 10,000 facial expressions.

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