What I Learned in 2014

Well, it’s 2015, and it’s time to share all the things I learned in 2014. I recorded all these things using my Ruby gem nikki. It lets you record one thing you learned everyday.

2014-01-01
Not even a year of doing something guarantees habit-building.
2014-01-02
Ben Franklin was the 15th of 17th children.
2014-01-03
Ben Franklin invented that swivel-top desk you used in college.
2014-01-04
Surfing in Taiwan came about because GIs stationed there during the Vietnam War left their surfboards when they went back home.
2014-01-05
Kim Jong-Il had his favorite South Korean actress kidnapped and kept her for nine years.
2014-01-06
Kim Jong-Il watched his little brother drown in a lake.
2014-01-07
The formal term for if-then logic is *implication*.
2014-01-08
Candy Spelling has a special room just for gift-wrapping.
2014-01-09
Christopher Reeves’ wife died of ‘second-hand smoke’.
2014-01-10
I still don’t know enough about programming to get paid to do it.
2014-01-11
Garlic goes better with horse meat than ginger does.
2014-01-12
Prizes are given away at Japanese wedding receptions.
2014-01-13
The IRA had a schism and split into two different groups.
2014-01-14
Suntory bought out Jim Beam.
2014-01-15
Japanese men also respond to fighting with the missus by going drinking and refusing to apologize.
2014-01-16
Sass has a repl built-in. You can access it with -i.
2014-01-17
Canned hunting facilities exist so you can hunt a lion. I hope anyone who goes there is eaten by the lion they’re trying to kill.
2014-01-18
People pay $3000 (Australian) a month to raise lion cubs and those cubs grow up to be placed in canned hunting facilities.
2014-01-19
Dance cards were actually a thing and used for ladies to keep track of all the men they intended to dance with at formal balls.
2014-01-20
Angelina Jolie is a licensed pilot.
2014-01-21
jQuery is slower at animations than CSS is.
2014-01-22
jQuery’s `.hide()` can take the place of `.css(‘display’, ‘none’)`
2014-01-23
Requiring `Date` in Ruby pulls in both `Date` and `DateTime` classes.
2014-01-24
CoffeeScript’s `in` for arrays doesn’t exist in JavaScript.
2014-01-25
Captain Morgan’s Private Stock is amazingly delicous.
2014-01-26
Unlike jQuery, jQuery UI comes __in pieces__.
2014-01-27
CoffeeScript lets you declare objects without using curly braces *or* commas.
2014-01-28
Backbone.js and CoffeeScript were created by the same guy.
2014-01-29
Louis C.K. directed a film before *Louie* came out.
2014-01-30
When building a timer, don’t try utilizing date matching. That was a dumb idea.
2014-01-31
`$( )` can be used in place of ` `.
2014-02-01
Every time you fix a bug you inevitably create a new one.
2014-02-02
awk has awful documentation.
2014-02-03
Caike Souza from Codeschool changed his name to Carlos.
2014-02-04
Most of the last Hunger Games movies were already done filming when Philip Seymour Hoffman died.
2014-02-05
[11 trillion ISK would be about $300,000 if it were convertible into real money.](http://www.giantbomb.com/articles/the-unpaid-bill-that-launched-a-thousand-starships/1100-4857/)
2014-02-06
8 years later, PS3’s update mechanism is still annoying.
2014-02-07
YAML > JSON
2014-02-08
The point after kick in rugby counts for *2* points.
2014-02-09
If you let people know you don’t want any of their drugs, they won’t let you watch them do the drugs.
2014-02-10
The Backstreet Boys have been around for 21 years.
2014-02-11
Bobby Sands’ hunger strike lasted 66 days.
2014-02-12
Microsoft is launching Cortana as a Siri competitor.
2014-02-13
Elixir is built on top of Erlang.
2014-02-14
The first Object-Orientated language was Simula.
2014-02-15
You can take dogs on the bus in England.
2014-02-16
`cut` is a much better way to extract data from a .csv than awk is.
2014-02-17
Setting up a server is hard.
2014-02-18
Rails defaults to sqlite3 databases.
2014-02-19
Submitting a Ruby gem isn’t as hard as I thought.
2014-02-20
Cucumber (the testing framework) isn’t just a Ruby thing.
2014-02-21
Arizona wants to let individuals refuse service to gay customers even if the company they work for have non-discrimination policies.
2014-02-22
The Walking Dead is on FOX in Japan.
2014-02-23
Ruby has a #between? method.
2014-02-24
Rick from The Walking Dead and Sheldon from Big Bang Theory are the same age.
2014-02-25
Perl has a built-in documentation system.
2014-02-26
Ruby has a ‘define method’ method.
2014-02-27
‘bundle gem’ has a -b option that automatically creates a binary for you.
2014-02-28
Adam Carolla was a bed wetter.
2014-03-01
Unix’s `sleep` program will take `infinity` as an argument.
2014-03-02
You can use Ruby is a Sass file if you change add .erb to the extension.
2014-03-03
You can’t create a hash with a method and then save properties back to the same object.
2014-03-04
def setup is a specially recognized method in TestUnit/MiniTest.
2014-03-05
You can style input parts with CSS using ‘input[type=submit]’.
2014-03-06
Jim Weirich lived in Cincinnati when he passed away.
2014-03-07
RVM overrides your `cd` and `gem` commands.
2014-03-08
The PS4 standby light changes color.
2014-03-09
Mary Poppins is 139 minutes long.
2014-03-10
DHH doesn’t care about programming theory.
2014-03-11
Jim Weirich wrote an Rspec library called Given that seems to make Rspec even more like Cucumber.
2014-03-12
Vim was written in 1991.
2014-03-13
Thoughtbot doesn’t ask for resumes when hiring employees.
2014-03-14
MGSV: Ground Zeroes leaked early.
2014-03-15
YAML parsing is really sensitive to erroring out.
2014-03-16
Ramen first became popular in Japan in the late 1800’s.
2014-03-17
Thoughbot’s `gitsh` program was originally written in Python.
2014-03-18
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for Xbox One isn’t 1080p but the PS4 version is.
2014-03-19
There are only 38 enemies in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
2014-03-20
The Japanese word for ‘sex doll’ is ‘Dutch wife’.
2014-03-21
$MYVIMRC is a global Vim variable for your configuration file.
2014-03-22
New Jersey has a law against direct auto sales.
2014-03-23
7/11 has a Gold Series for snacks that are higher quality than the regular snacks.
2014-03-24
Chris Hardwick dated Jacinta from ‘The Real World’.
2014-03-25
Vim maintains multiple undo trees.
2014-03-26
Cocaine makes you sweat.
2014-03-27
My first tweet was about installing Twitteriffic.
2014-03-28
My jacket size in Germany is 52.
2014-03-29
Aaron Patterson is from Salt Lake City.
2014-03-30
OS X’s first public preview was 5 days after the launch of the iMac.
2014-03-31
Ed O'Neill does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
2014-04-01
There is a Titanic museum in Croatia.
2014-04-02
The state bird of California is the California Valley Quail.
2014-04-03
Ed O'Neill is from Ohio.
2014-04-04
in Vim’s search makes Vim respect Perl-style regular expressions.
2014-04-05
The PS4 uses DDR5 RAM.
2014-04-06
The capital of Washington state is Olympia.
2014-04-07
The US soccer team has a “Where’s Waldo?” kit.
2014-04-08
Dick Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska.
2014-04-09
Rich Eisen was born in Brooklyn.
2014-04-10
Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel were once chased out of a fraternity party during the Man Show’s heyday.
2014-04-11
Nathan Fillion and Tricia Helfer do voices for Halo 3: ODST.
2014-04-12
Amazon originally started as a company called Cadabra in 1994.
2014-04-13
Halo: Reach was originally going to be Halo 4.
2014-04-14
Melrose Place ran for seven seasons.
2014-04-15
Most of the worst effects of LSD use appear years after usage.
2014-04-16
Mister Donut’s first store was in a Boston suburb.
2014-04-17
Adam Carolla doesn’t like Fred from The B-52’s.
2014-04-18
Nathan Fillion does a cameo in the Firefight mode in Halo: Reach.
2014-04-19
Halo 4 takes place in 2557.
2014-04-20
The guy who played Capt. Kelly on BSG played Lasky from Halo 4 in the live action movie that leads into Halo 4.
2014-04-21
DateTime is imported when you require ‘Date’.
2014-04-22
The first pentathlon occurred in in 708 BC.
2014-04-23
Asa Akira became a dominatrix at 19.
2014-04-24
Burt Ward, TV’s ‘Robin’, has been married four times.
2014-04-25
Clojure took two and a half years to be written.
2014-04-26
Netscape 2 came out in September 1995.
2014-04-27
When you log out of a web app, you’re actually sending a ‘delete’ request for the session.
2014-04-28
Nagoya picks up trash on all holidays except New Year’s.
2014-04-29
Church was the Alpha AI.
2014-04-30
Donald Sterling’s girlfriend who got him in trouble is being sued by Sterling’s ex-wife.
2014-05-01
Capybara has an Rspec plug-in that mimics Cucumber’s behavior.
2014-05-02
There’s a phenomenon in Japan called ‘May Disease’ where people come back from Golden Week and get depressed about their new job.
2014-05-03
Arkham City had a Scarecrow barge Easter egg.
2014-05-04
The Japanese word for cape, ‘manto’, comes from Portuguese.
2014-05-05
Tits are okay on BBC4.
2014-05-06
John Cougar Meloncamp was a seven pack-a-day smoker.
2014-05-07
More Mexican civilians have died due to narco violence in the last 10 years than Americans that died during the Vietnam and Iraq wars.
2014-05-08
The color red induces feelings of hunger.
2014-05-09
An oil barrel is 42 gallons.
2014-05-10
Clojure was written by Rich Hickey.
2014-05-11
A French Fry only stays crispy for 7-8 minutes.
2014-05-12
You need to actually start your own Postgres server for Rails.
2014-05-13
Capybara was first released in 2009.
2014-05-14
The 90’s Godzilla movie is a scene for scene rip-off of Jurassic Park.
2014-05-15
A barber pole is often used as a sign of brothels in South Korea.
2014-05-16
You can run a Rack web app with just one block of code and three returned values.
2014-05-17
Dr. Bruce from Loveline (fill-in doctor) is an avid guitar player.
2014-05-18
The Japanese phrase ムカつく has been around since the Meiji period.
2014-05-19
Vladamir Putin is from St. Petersburg.
2014-05-20
‘Hello’ comes from a contraction that meant, ‘whole be thou’.
2014-05-21
Walt Disney was born in Chicago in 1901.
2014-05-22
Adam Carolla’s been on Jimmy Kimmel Live 45 times as of 2014-05-22.
2014-05-23
Mars (♂, U+2642) represented iron in alchemy and is now used in biology to denote male.
2014-05-24
Richard Pryor grew up in a brothel.
2014-05-25
Aaron Patterson has two cats.
2014-05-26
The Washington Territory was established in 1853.
2014-05-27
Crystal Geyser water is bottled in multiple locations in California.
2014-05-28
While 1024 bytes is usually called a ‘kilobyte’, it is also sometimes called a ‘kibibyte’.
2014-05-29
Dr. Dre’s real name is ‘Andre Romelle Young’.
2014-05-30
Buddhists are allowed to eat meat until the take the vows you must take before becoming a Buddhist priest.
2014-05-31
The guy that plays Hodor on *Game of Thrones* is a DJ in real life.
2014-06-01
The biohazard symbol was introduced into Unicode in 1993.
2014-06-02
Sass added an ‘@at-root’ directive to force styling to the root of a document no matter where it might be nested.
2014-06-03
Apple will let you replace AppleScript with JavaScript starting in OS X 10.10.
2014-06-04
Returned soldier Bergdahl’s dad grew a beard and learned Pashtun in solidarity with his captured son.
2014-06-05
Northern Thailand uses mostly pork in its cuisine.
2014-06-06
A plane on route to Philadelphia had to do an emergency landing due to a service dog shitting in mid air.
2014-06-07
The Afghan code of honor is called Pashtunwali.
2014-06-08
OS X Yosemite comes with a JavaScript REPL.
2014-06-09
EmberScript exists for Ember.js. It’s actually a thing.
2014-06-10
`tmux` doesn’t hold onto workspaces through system restarts.
2014-06-11
Brazil was the second largest purchaser of slaves after the United States.
2014-06-12
There have been over 70 school shooting since Sandy Hook (as of 2014-06-12).
2014-06-13
The word ‘metrosexual’ was coined in 1994.
2014-06-14
The live action model for Tinkerbell won her job from competing in a ‘leg beauty’ contest.
2014-06-15
Bishop’s Finger is brewed in Kent.
2014-06-16
Clive Barker is gay.
2014-06-17
The Boston Celtics were founded in 1946.
2014-06-18
South African airlines only do emergency landings after the third seizure.
2014-06-19
In 1269, Louis IX of France imposed a fine of ten livres of silver on Jews found in public without a yellow badge.
2014-06-20
Busy Phillips is married to a Jewish guy.
2014-06-21
The Xbox One has 32MB of ESRAM.
2014-06-22
The PS4 has more GPU cores than the Xbox One.
2014-06-23
Jeremy Irons was the voice of Simba’s uncle.
2014-06-24
The Picture of Dorian Gray was written by Oscar Wilde.
2014-06-25
Most of your serotonin is in your gut.
2014-06-26
There’s an NWA movie in the works.
2014-06-27
Bobcat Goldthwait did a silent film early in his career.
2014-06-28
Ghana became a republic in 1960.
2014-06-29
More than 350 people died in the West African Ebola outbreak.
2014-06-30
Bobcat Goldthwait’s highest rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes is World’s Greatest Dad.
2014-07-01
The Scottish brewery Brewmeister put a warning label on its Snake Venom beer, advising consumers to drink only one bottle per sitting.
2014-07-02
The US gave Uganda $40,000 for abstinence education in 2006.
2014-07-03
An IUD costs around $1000.
2014-07-04
Paul Newman had a much younger brother.
2014-07-05
Dr. Drew had panic attacks in college before he decided to go to medical school.
2014-07-06
As of 2014-07-06, Adam Carolla has spent around $450,000 on patent litigation.
2014-07-07
Ed Asner has won seven Emmys.
2014-07-08
Ruby has a stripped down version of Struct called OpenStruct.
2014-07-09
Japan only issues a ‘strong wind warning’ when wind speeds exceed 25 meters per hour.
2014-07-10
The Dodgers had to pay out $18,000,000 over an incident involving a fan being assaulted on Dodger property.
2014-07-11
Dart is now an ECMA standard.
2014-07-12
The largest spider in the world is the Giant Huntsman spider.
2014-07-13
You should soak breadcrumbs before you use them so that they don’t pull juices away from the meat you’re cooking them with.
2014-07-14
Thomas Jefferson invented macaroni and cheese.
2014-07-15
The waters around Somalia are filled with sharks.
2014-07-16
Japanese people believe that fighting with your spouse shows how much you love them.
2014-07-17
Typhoon ‘Rammasun’ killed 38 people in the Philippines.
2014-07-18
Adam Carolla used to go to the ice rink to watch his friend Ray streak.
2014-07-19
Verizon slows down traffic from Netflix.
2014-07-20
There’s a break-dancing Mickey Mouse at Disneyland.
2014-07-21
Al on Quantum Leap had a sister with Down’s Syndrome.
2014-07-22
The term ‘the clap’ came from a French whorehouse named ‘Le Clapier’ where all the women caught gonorrhea.
2014-07-23
Uniqlo’s Airism underwear include polyurethane in the materials.
2014-07-24
There was a guy in Japan in the 1950’s who killed his parents and then dismembered other people in order to steal their identities.
2014-07-25
Almond meal costs $11 a pound.
2014-07-26
Barry Larkin holds the record for longest Reds post-season hitting streak with 10 hits.
2014-07-27
Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in the All-Star Game festivities next year.
2014-07-28
The US sold missile batteries to Qatar for $11 billion.
2014-07-29
Zyrtec-D requires an ID check.
2014-07-30
EA’s launching a subscription service for Xbox One.
2014-07-31
Starlord from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ isn’t human.
2014-08-01
Aroldis Chapman played for the Cuban national team.
2014-08-02
Ice Mountain water is made by Nestle.
2014-08-03
Delta lets you stream videos to your mobile device while in mid-flight.
2014-08-04
Only three people have been to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.
2014-08-05
The Wynkoop Brewery in Denver was started in 1988.
2014-08-06
Denver offers a free bus that runs up and down 16th Street.
2014-08-07
Mt. Evans Road in Colorado is the highest highway in North America.
2014-08-08
Coors Field opened in 1995.
2014-08-09
There is a beer named in honor of the Cincinnati Reds’ 1990 World Championship called ‘Wire to Wire Wheat’.
2014-08-10
Ron Oester played his entire career with the Cincinnati Reds.
2014-08-11
Robin Williams was 63 when he died.
2014-08-12
Jonathan Broxton used to play for the Kansas City Royals.
2014-08-13
The Cincinnati Reds often use pitcher Mike Leake as a pinch runner.
2014-08-14
Armadillos are hairy.
2014-08-15
There’s a ‘Girlfriend’ Ruby gem that simulates having a girlfriend, from the command line.
2014-08-16
The beaches of Volusia County in Flordia are some of the most dangerous places for shark attacks due to a large number of baitfish.
2014-08-17
Overhead bins in the first row of small regional aircraft are used for magazines and oxygen tank storage.
2014-08-18
Lions, on average, live 18 years.
2014-08-19
Steve Ballmer step down from Microsoft’s board today.
2014-08-20
Scientologists don’t believe in vaccinations.
2014-08-21
Driver’s license renewal in Aichi is 4000 yen.
2014-08-22
Out of the 219 car accident-related deaths that occurred in Aichi in 2013, only 60 of those deaths were people inside the vehicles.
2014-08-23
Geologists use mya as an abbreviation for ‘million years ago.’
2014-08-24
There were six seasons of MTV’s Undressed.
2014-08-25
Tara Reid was engaged to Carson Daly.
2014-08-26
The next Mass Effect will have a more responsive Mako.
2014-08-27
Heath Ledger designed his own makeup in ‘The Dark Knight’.
2014-08-28
A sixth grader in the town I work in killed herself.
2014-08-29
ALS accounts for 2 deaths in 100,000 people.
2014-08-30
Jim Jefferies had a cancelled TV show called “Legit”.
2014-08-31
The guy who played Bill Compton on True Blood is Australian.
2014-09-01
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame costs $50,000.
2014-09-02
Nikki Minaj’s backup dancer was bitten by a snake during rehersals for the Video Music Awards.
2014-09-03
There is a long-standing history of Japanese nationals in Tacoma, WA.
2014-09-04
formaldehydesulphoxylate is the longest word in the Unix dictionary.
2014-09-05
In Maldives, there’s a phenomenon called the “Manta Cyclone” when mantas are feeding on plankton in a small inlet.
2014-09-06
There’s a famous waiter in Cancun who can stack four margaritas on the top of his head.
2014-09-07
Whale Sharks swim pointing up when feeding on plankton.
2014-09-08
Grape season in Japan ends in mid-September.
2014-09-09
There are Jak and Daxter and Uncharted boardgame Easter Eggs in a toy store in The Last of Us.
2014-09-10
The iPhone 6 Plus has iPad-like features that the regular iPhone 6 does not.
2014-09-11
It takes 3 hours to compile Ruby on a Raspberry Pi.
2014-09-12
Bordeaux from 2010 is hard to come by because it wasn’t really exported.
2014-09-13
There was a version of the NT kernel that ran on PowerPC.
2014-09-14
Apple ships out iPhone cases before they ship out iPhones.
2014-09-15
The Webkit code base is written in C++.
2014-09-16
Elixir projects follow Ruby conventions pretty closely.
2014-09-17
Apple hasn’t announced any first-party applications that are being developed in Swift.
2014-09-18
The first Supertroopers cost less than two million dollars.
2014-09-19
A 5.5 inch phone is too big for everyday use.
2014-09-20
A span is 9 inches long.
2014-09-21
The distributer of Magner’s in Japan stopped importing Magner’s.
2014-09-22
Rust is supported by Mozilla.
2014-09-23
Brown butter is made my cooking butter until it turns light brown.
2014-09-24
A guy managed to hop the fence at The White House and make it all the way to the unlocked front door.
2014-09-25
There’s a line in ‘Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It’ that talks about holding a cigar in your mouth but not lighting it.
2014-09-26
An iPhone 6 requires 70 pounds of force to bend it.
2014-09-27
Darrel Hammond is taking over for Don Pardo on Saturday Night Live.
2014-09-28
Steve-O from Jackass was charged 7,000 for damaging a billboard.
2014-09-29
Rust has a build tool called “Cargo”.
2014-09-30
Gone Girl is based on a novel.
2014-10-01
Adam Carolla worked on Katie Segal’s house when he was working as a handyman.
2014-10-02
Ebola isn’t airborne.
2014-10-03
The Jennifer Lopez is 45.
2014-10-04
Gigli has a 6 on Rotten Tomatoes.
2014-10-05
Anna Ferris is married to Chris Pratt.
2014-10-06
The name Pakistan literally means “Land of the Pure” in Urdu and Persian.
2014-10-07
Lung cancer patients who had engaged in non-physical therapy sessions lived around 25% longer than those who didn’t.
2014-10-08
Shinji Mikami’s new game ‘The Evil Within’ is being released by Bethesda.
2014-10-09
Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Hopper, the inventor of COBOL, is credited with observing the first computer bug when a moth caught in a relay in an early computer system.
2014-10-10
Bram Moolenaar, the Vim maintainer, is Dutch.
2014-10-11
It takes nine years to inspect every part of the Tokyo subway system.
2014-10-12
Robert Patrick’s movie ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ was originally titled ‘Killer Instinct’.
2014-10-13
Due to glitches in Killer Instinct cabinets, Nintendo had to send teams out to manually update the ROMs in 17,000 units.
2014-10-14
The term ‘patch’ for software comes from manually ‘patching’ punch cards to fix problems.
2014-10-15
In Japan, they say sneezes are a sign someone is talking about you.
2014-10-16
Neve Campbell is Canadian.
2014-10-17
The governor of Florida refused to participate in a debate for four minutes over a problem with his opponent having a fan under his podium.
2014-10-18
Ruby has a `grep` method on Enumerable.
2014-10-19
Nagoya Railroad is celebrating its 120th year of operation this year.
2014-10-20
American Horror Story is produced by the Nip/Tuck guys.
2014-10-21
Sheldon Cooper and I have the same middle name.
2014-10-22
‘Wordsworthianism’ is apparently a word as far as the UNIX dictionary is concerned.
2014-10-23
The plural form of ‘regex’ is ‘regexen’.
2014-10-24
Tom Dale used to work for Apple.
2014-10-25
There’s an all-you-can-eat cookie shop in Nagoya.
2014-10-26
A caipirinha made with vodka is called a caipiroska.
2014-10-27
The bitwise NOT operator adds one to a number and makes it negative.
2014-10-28
JavaScript’s `forEach` method produces three arguments, the element, the index and the original array.
2014-10-29
Brazilians use three scoops of cane sugar in a traditional caipirinha.
2014-10-30
The Colorado River stretches to Austin, TX.
2014-10-31
The final GM of OS X Yosemite and the final release had different build numbers.
2014-11-01
The Harlem GlobeTrotters have been around since 1926.
2014-11-02
The Rubocop convention for `%{}` strings is to use `( )` as delimiters.
2014-11-03
Jessica Lange is 65.
2014-11-04
`info sed` is vastly different from `man sed`.
2014-11-05
Seth Rogen will play Woz in the upcoming Steve Jobs movie.
2014-11-06
Stevie Nicks is known as ‘The White Witch’.
2014-11-07
Slim is eight times faster than Haml.
2014-11-08
My coworker who I thought was 25 is actually 35.
2014-11-09
Variables declared inside JavaScript functions get hoisted to the top of the function.
2014-11-10
Calling `#each` on an enumerable object in Ruby returns and Enumerator.
2014-11-11
Ember.js will auto-create controllers for you if your model just returns an array.
2014-11-12
iOS has only had two vulnerabilities requiring a device be hooked up to OS X through USB.
2014-11-13
Over 100,000 elephants were killed for their tusks from 2010–2012.
2014-11-14
‘Worldwide QA’ is mispelled in the Assasin’s Creed: Rouge credits sequence.
2014-11-15
Akita Prefecture has the most people named ‘Sato’ in all of Japan.
2014-11-16
Akita Prefecture produces 90% of Japan’s eye glasses frames.
2014-11-17
Fukui Prefecture has a dinosaur museum.
2014-11-18
Selina Kyle is older than Bruce Wayne.
2014-11-19
Alan Turing had a stutter.
2014-11-20
The largest pork supplier in the US is Iowa.
2014-11-21
Cachaça is 80 proof.
2014-11-22
Only 1% of Cachaça is exported (mainly to Germany).
2014-11-23
Ireland’s #1 export is bananas.
2014-11-24
Only female ginko trees bear nuts.
2014-11-25
Bill Gates and Paul Allen got their start finding bugs in a DEC Minicomputer at a place called C Cubed.
2014-11-26
The plural of cow is ‘kine’.
2014-11-27
Gene Simmons was born in Israel.
2014-11-28
An earthquake 2 points higher on the Richter scale has 100 times the amplitude and 1000 times the energy.
2014-11-29
As of 2014-11-28, only 776 Xbox One consoles were sold in Japan.
2014-11-30
There’s a poster of turtles fucking in Russ’s room in Christmas Vacation.
2014-12-01
Hackers accessed Sony’s servers and leaked DVD quality copies of four of Sony’s current films.
2014-12-02
Anson Mount from Hell on Wheels put up his own money to keep the show going.
2014-12-03
Tom Bihn’s been using the same Consew sewing machine since 1980.
2014-12-04
Japan is going through a butter shortage.
2014-12-05
The Emporium in Nagoya has been around for 25 years.
2014-12-06
My favorite bar is being sold.
2014-12-07
Charlize Theron isn’t a natural blonde.
2014-12-08
Wikipedia has $60 million in the bank.
2014-12-09
Dallas-Fort Worth was voted the best airport in the US.
2014-12-10
George W. Bush was first made aware of the CIA’s torture program in 2006.
2014-12-11
The Geneva Convention against torture was signed in 1988 by Ronald Regan.
2014-12-12
Michael Biehn is an avid documentary fan.
2014-12-13
Rabbit is tasty.
2014-12-14
Marco Polo was 69 when he died.
2014-12-15
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is 5m in diameter.
2014-12-16
Apple won its iTunes anti-trust case.
2014-12-17
Greg Fitzsimmons quit drinking.
2014-12-18
The new T-1000 is Korean.
2014-12-19
December 19th is Liberation Day in Goa.
2014-12-20
Tsingtao makes a stout.
2014-12-21
The Book Off chain in Japan now has a liquor shop called Liquor Off.
2014-12-22
Malt vinegar helps dissolve sea urchin spines when you’re stung.
2014-12-23
The Menendez brothers were turned in by their therapist.
2014-12-24
Joe Cocker died on December 22nd.
2014-12-25
A watt is one Joule of work per second.
2014-12-26
In 1871, 42,000 telegrams were sent between Wall Street and the London Stock Exchange.
2014-12-27
What we know today as corn started as a wild grass in Central America.
2014-12-28
Vellum is fine parchment made originally from the skin of a calf.
2014-12-29
There are eight Incan roads that lead to Machu Pichu.
2014-12-30
The G-Spot is named after German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg.
2014-12-31
Ireland has a televised toy show every Christmas.

Published on January 1, 2015


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