What I Learned in 2015

Well, it’s 2016, and it’s time to share all the things I learned in 2015. I recorded all these things using my Ruby gem nikki. It lets you record one thing you learned everyday.

2015-01-01
There’s going to be a remake of Kickboxer in 2015.
2015-01-02
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania.
2015-01-03
Mario Cuomo died on New Years Day this year.
2015-01-04
Emperor Justinian was inflicted by the bubonic plague.
2015-01-05
Kraken Rum is imported by a company in Lawrenceburg, Indiana near my hometown.
2015-01-06
The thickness of a lime’s rind contributes to its bitterness.
2015-01-07
There were three Punic wars.
2015-01-08
Ivan the Terrible murdered his own son.
2015-01-09
There are six races in Dragon Quest X.
2015-01-10
A flock of birds landed on a hand of Big Ben in 1949 and set the time back five minutes.
2015-01-11
Oda Nobunaga had a castle near my apartment.
2015-01-12
Maithripala Sirisena was elected President of Sri Lanka.
2015-01-13
There are more ancient Egyptian obelisks in Rome than in Egypt.
2015-01-14
Marc Rubio’s dad was a bartender.
2015-01-15
On 11 January 2015, authorities in Mozambique reported that 69 people had died and nearly 200 were hospitalized after drinking contaminated beer at a funeral two days earlier.
2015-01-16
Nabana no Sato brews its own beer.
2015-01-17
Facebook made an open-source file watcher called ‘watchman’.
2015-01-18
Cloud Atlas consists of six different stories taking place over six different times.
2015-01-19
Computers were made by Honeywell, Burroughs, General Electric, RCA, and NCR. Within a decade, eight companies came to dominate the growing computer market, but with IBM so far ahead of the others in revenues, they were often referred to as Snow White (IBM) and the Seven Dwarfs.
2015-01-20
The Ada programming language was named after Augusta Ada Byron, daughter of Lord Byron.
2015-01-21
You can use l, r, d and u in OmniFocus to move tasks in the outline.
2015-01-22
The term spam for unwanted email comes from a Monty Python skit.
2015-01-23
The largest rainbow trout grow to be up to 5 pounds.
2015-01-24
Frogs have blurry vision.
2015-01-25
Mont-Saint Michel was built in 709.
2015-01-26
Most of the world drives on the right side of the road.
2015-01-27
The Yemini president resigned after a coup d'etat by Shia insurgents.
2015-01-28
The king of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, died on 2015-01-23.
2015-01-29
Ernie Banks died on 2015-01-23.
2015-01-30
Tesla cars have autopilot.
2015-01-31
The French word for dick is feminine.
2015-02-01
Ireland imports most of its potatos from Spain.
2015-02-02
Philip Seymour Hoffman was 46 when he died last year.
2015-02-03
Bald Bryan went to high school with Tom Brady.
2015-02-04
Stonehenge was once on private property and then gifted to the government.
2015-02-05
Stilton cheese is named after the area it was first sold, not manufactured.
2015-02-06
Goats were once used as wet nurses.
2015-02-07
Most Kingfishers don’t live near water.
2015-02-08
There were seven kings of Rome.
2015-02-09
The last German pope’s parents met through a lonely heart’s ad.
2015-02-10
There are official international symbols for different types of clouds.
2015-02-11
Japan has nursing scholarships you don’t have to pay back if you work at the hospital that gave you the money.
2015-02-12
Alabama has a law about wearing a fake mustache that induces laughter in a church.
2015-02-13
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King won a Best Picture Oscar.
2015-02-14
There was a plan during World War I to train sea gulls to poo on the periscopes of enemy submarines.
2015-02-15
The first jukeboxes required you to call an operator who’d play a tune for you.
2015-02-16
Lobsters communicate with each other by urinating.
2015-02-17
A frustum is a pyramid with a flat top.
2015-02-18
A bus driver jumped the Tower Bridge in London in 1952.
2015-02-19
Napoleon preferred an unwashed lady.
2015-02-20
Geraldo was hit with a chair by a white supremacist.
2015-02-21
The word orange for the fruit came before the word for the color.
2015-02-22
Sloths have been known to enter latrines and eat human feces.
2015-02-23
Perrier hosts a comedy festival in the UK.
2015-02-24
Queen Victoria gave the empress of France a locket of her hair.
2015-02-25
Ember.js has alternate directory structures available.
2015-02-26
The average graphite pencil can write for 35 miles.
2015-02-27
The Gerber baby is from Texas.
2015-02-28
The British bees all died out after WWI.
2015-03-01
The Kingdom of Bhutan first got TV in 1999.
2015-03-02
Sitting Bull’s mother’s name was ‘Her Holy Door’.
2015-03-03
The first man to swim the English Channel later died while trying to swim at the bottom of Niagara Falls.
2015-03-04
Spiders given LSD created more symmetrically shaped webs.
2015-03-05
Sperm can smell scents.
2015-03-06
The first recorded use of the word ‘crap’ was in 1846.
2015-03-07
You’re more likely to die at work than at war.
2015-03-08
Annie Taylor was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
2015-03-09
Fanta was created in Nazi Germany.
2015-03-10
Crabs have 10 legs. Genital crabs have 6 legs.
2015-03-11
Coffee beans are not actually beans.
2015-03-12
The torpedo is named after a fish.
2015-03-13
Ember’s sortProperties setting only works with ArrayController, not generic Controller.
2015-03-14
Blood sausage is called ‘budin’ in French.
2015-03-15
Clive Barker was paid just $21,000 for the Hellraiser movie.
2015-03-16
The Lake District in England only has one actual lake.
2015-03-17
Twitter and Facebook use different versions of OAuth.
2015-03-18
Between 1400 and 1600, English boot makers didn’t make different left and right boots.
2015-03-19
Americans used to cover piano legs because they thought they were lewd.
2015-03-20
The Japanese embassy in Paris has a 24 hour help line for Japanese nationals suffering from ‘Paris Syndrome’.
2015-03-21
Steve Jobs unveiled the ‘Think Different’ campaign in 1997.
2015-03-22
Humans started wearing clothes 70,000 years ago.
2015-03-23
Oktoberfest in Munich starts in September.
2015-03-24
Echolalia is the automatic repetition of vocalizations made by another person.
2015-03-25
The automatic gearbox was invented in Hungary.
2015-03-26
Due to blinking, you’ve never seen a movie in its entirety.
2015-03-27
Bonnie and Clyde Syndrome is when you’re attracted to violent criminals.
2015-03-28
The slipping on a banana peel gag was originally slipping on horse manure.
2015-03-29
Freud didn’t believe Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him.
2015-03-30
Elephants only have two knees.
2015-03-31
The only two mammals with chins are humans and elephants.
2015-04-01
The Gravemind from Halo was once a Precursor.
2015-04-02
Stephen Fry was part of a comedy duo with Hugh Laurie.
2015-04-03
The Tetsugakumichi in Kyoto is lined with cherry blossoms.
2015-04-04
Just pay for everything with women. It’s easier that way.
2015-04-05
All the painted screens in Nijo Castle are kept at a separate museum.
2015-04-06
You can scale the walls in a lot of Halo missions and skip entire levels.
2015-04-07
Birdman was shot in 30 days.
2015-04-08
Steve Jobs freaked out when he found out the guy building the OS X dock lived in Ireland.
2015-04-09
The same guy directed Super Mario World and A Link to the Past.
2015-04-10
Daikatana was made by John Romero.
2015-04-11
Thousands of Americans moved to Canada after the Revolutionary War because they were loyal to the crown.
2015-04-12
The GameBoy Advance’s code name was Project Atlantis.
2015-04-13
NEC released a special version of the PC Engine called the SuperGrafx.
2015-04-14
The NeoGeo Pocket came out the same year as the GameBoy Color.
2015-04-15
ES6 was changed to ES2015.
2015-04-16
Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century.
2015-04-17
The new Guitar Hero guitars will pair with a mobile phone.
2015-04-18
NASA released a 4 GB photo of the galaxy.
2015-04-19
The Goldstar electronics brand became LG.
2015-04-20
Jon Stewart’s been doing The Daily Show for 16 years.
2015-04-21
The word for ‘salty’ in Japanese is しょっぱい.
2015-04-22
Jon Stewart’s last episode of The Daily Show will be August 8th.
2015-04-23
The U.S.‘s nuclear codes used to be '00000000’.
2015-04-24
The Apple Watch is surprisingly light.
2015-04-25
Leffe beers are 6.5% alcohol.
2015-04-26
Kirkland is Costco’s house brand.
2015-04-27
Ezio had a Chinese apprentice.
2015-04-28
More than 5,100 people died after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal this week.
2015-04-29
The L0 Series maglev train broke the world speed record and became the first train to run at more than 600 km/h (375 mph).
2015-04-30
Suzanne Vega was raised a Buddhist.
2015-05-01
Costco’s house brand is called Kirkland.
2015-05-02
A pica is a 12 point type that has 10 characters per inch.
2015-05-03
Flemmish is spoken in the North of Belgium while French is spoken in the South.
2015-05-04
The Chinese for 5 is ‘wu’.
2015-05-05
The population of Belgium is about eleven million.
2015-05-06
Belgium’s Independence Day is October 4th.
2015-05-07
Adam Carolla’s grandpa died at 2:30 AM.
2015-05-08
Magners is the sponsor of Glasgow Celtic F.C.
2015-05-09
Activity for even 15 seconds can help increase metabolism.
2015-05-10
Paul Walker was digitally added to the end of Fast and Furious 7.
2015-05-11
A liter is one thousandth of a cubic meter.
2015-05-12
Physical activity can prevent the onset of dementia.
2015-05-13
Smalltalk came out in 1980.
2015-05-14
The Dutch surrendered to the Nazis on 1940-05-14.
2015-05-15
7.4 million people live in Aichi.
2015-05-16
Alan Turing committed suicide after a year of forced chemical castration.
2015-05-17
Gary Oldman is British.
2015-05-18
The Boeing 757 was first built in 1981.
2015-05-19
Blink 182 was from San Diego.
2015-05-20
Duncan Sheik’s first record only sold 400 copies in the first month.
2015-05-21
In the Hebrew system of measurements, a palm is equal to four finger-breadths.
2015-05-22
The third E3 was in Atlanta.
2015-05-23
Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by constitutional referendum.
2015-05-24
Claritin is a second-generation antihistamine.
2015-05-25
The 1996 Playmate of the Year won $100,000 and a Porsche Boxster.
2015-05-26
Benedict Arnold was commissioned into the British Army as a brigadier general after defecting.
2015-05-27
Dolomite gives the smell of petroleum when rubbed.
2015-05-28
Kent Beck is a funny guy.
2015-05-29
Nagoya has a Ruby meetup.
2015-05-30
Lucent Tower has 40 floors.
2015-05-31
CostCo only takes American Express.
2015-06-01
Adidas makes a golden winged sneaker.
2015-06-02
Ruby has a sample method to grab a random item from an array.
2015-06-03
Magic mushrooms were first recorded as being used in 1799.
2015-06-04
Emacs can display images.
2015-06-05
Richard Stallman handed over the reigns of Emacs to other maintainers.
2015-06-06
PGP was written by Phil Zimmerman.
2015-06-07
The Chunichi Dragons are one win away from their 5000th win.
2015-06-08
The mechanisms inside a watch are called complications.
2015-06-09
The BSD license allows you to use software even for profit.
2015-06-10
Pinboard makes about $200,000 a year.
2015-06-11
There were about 7,000 Lisp machines sold.
2015-06-12
Firefox is composed of between 7 and 8 million lines of C++.
2015-06-13
Charlie Manson is from Cincinnati.
2015-06-14
Christopher Lee was knighted in 2009.
2015-06-15
Emacs can do multiple cursors.
2015-06-16
Eric Clapton had performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London more than anyone else.
2015-06-17
Zen Buddhism’s connection with martial arts didn’t come until the end of the 19th century.
2015-06-18
Jeb Bush speaks Spanish fluently.
2015-06-19
Tony Hawk gets final word on games with his name on it.
2015-06-20
Japanese yakiniku restaurants have toothbrushes in the restrooms.
2015-06-21
Part of Max Max: Fury Road was filmed in South Africa.
2015-06-22
Claudia Black is the voice of Nathan Drake’s woman.
2015-06-23
It requires a 2/3 majority to get the Confederate flag taken down in front of the South Carolina state house.
2015-06-24
Tarsnap is from Canada.
2015-06-25
Byobu can display how much battery is left.
2015-06-26
Scoville is a unit for measuring heat from food.
2015-06-27
The Strand in Dublin is the smallest pub in the world.
2015-06-28
Dyneema was invented by Albert Pennings in 1963 but made commercially available by DSM in 1990.
2015-06-29
An outhouse is a microbarn, a unit of area equal to 10^-34 m^2.
2015-06-30
Radium glows green.
2015-07-01
Garth Brooks isn’t on iTunes.
2015-07-02
Fastscripts and FlexTime have their own display message commands in AppleScript
2015-07-03
Ricky Martin hosted a golf tournament with Donald Trump.
2015-07-04
Tom Yum crisps tasted like a cleaning product.
2015-07-05
Tao has their own training facility called Grandioso.
2015-07-06
OmniGroup started off as a NextStep developer and wanted to make a game
2015-07-07
Dogs were being used to sniff out cancer in 1997. called ‘Omni’.
2015-07-08
A millihelen is a unit of measure of pulchritude, corresponding to the amount of beauty required to launch one ship.
2015-07-09
There’s a type of shorthand called Pitman shorthand.
2015-07-10
There’s a single weight that is the basis for the weight of a kilogram.
2015-07-11
Capsaicin is the chemical that makes chili peppers hot.
2015-07-12
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within cost $137 million to make, but only made $85 million back.
2015-07-13
Iwata Satoru started off as programmer, not just a businessman.
2015-07-14
Capsaicin is what gives chili pepepers their heat.
2015-07-15
The Turbo CD came out in 1989.
2015-07-17
Arkham Origins was developed by WB Montreal.
2015-07-16
Uncharted 2 was released in 2009.
2015-07-18
Sheep live in ‘hoop houses’.
2015-07-19
Call of Duty 4 came out in 2007.
2015-07-20
The Mongols are purported to have killed up to 70 million people during their reign of terror.
2015-07-21
The inventor of the potato chip was a traveling salesman.
2015-07-22
Wrigley’s gum started off as a door opener when he was a door-to-door salesman.
2015-07-23
Bats roost.
2015-07-24
The plural of mother-in-law is mothers-in-law.
2015-07-25
Ready SIM has shitty customer service.
2015-07-26
Titanium isn’t magnetic.
2015-07-27
Aluminum isn’t magnetic.
2015-07-28
Samuel Adams makes special 9% beers.
2015-07-29
‘Disavow’ is used a lot in every Mission: Impossible film.
2015-07-30
Matsui plays for an amateur baseball team in New York called the Matsuis.
2015-07-31
Anson Mount from Hell on Wheels’ real name is Anson Adams Mount IV.
2015-08-01
The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair.
2015-08-02
Mullah Omar died in 2013.
2015-08-03
Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
2015-08-04
Ostriches run at 40 MPH.
2015-08-05
The U.S. meat and poultry industry spent four times as much on anti-biotics as humans did in 2011.
2015-08-06
A new 35 km (22 mi)-long bypass channel of Egypt’s Suez Canal is officially opened, approximately doubling the canal’s capacity.
2015-08-07
The Taliban confirms that its former leader, Mohammed Omar, died in April 2013.
2015-08-08
Ginger can help reduce muscle pain by 25%.
2015-08-09
You unconsciously consume a pound of insects every year.
2015-08-10
An octopus can lay up to 100,000 eggs over the course of several days.
2015-08-11
A 20 ounce bottle of Coke has more sugar than a Cinnabon.
2015-08-12
Neil Armstrong died in Cincinnati, OH.
2015-08-13
A butt is a measurement of wine used with barrels.
2015-08-14
The Space Needle was built in 1962.
2015-08-15
The Space Needle is the 7th tallest building in Seattle.
2015-08-16
Sur la Table is from Seattle.
2015-08-17
The Cincinnati Zoo was established in 1983.
2015-08-18
Seattle is in King County.
2015-08-19
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was based on a tv show.
2015-08-20
The Republican guard armor from Episode 1 changed to red when the Empire was formed.
2015-08-21
The Beatles fished from the balcony of their hotel room at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle.
2015-08-22
The Columbia Building is the tallest building in Seattle.
2015-08-23
The Seattle Seahawks play at Century Link Field.
2015-08-24
There is a gift shop on the 8th floor of Starbucks HQ.
2015-08-25
Cincinnati was once called ‘Porkopolis’.
2015-08-26
Cold brew coffee leaves less acid in the coffee than brewing with hot water.
2015-08-27
You can sync Workflow.app workflows now.
2015-08-28
A Newton is the SI unit of force.
2015-08-29
A pascal (Pa) is a unit of pressure. 1 Pa = 1 N/m^2.
2015-08-30
Metal Gear Solid V is broken up into ‘episodes’.
2015-08-31
Starbucks doesn’t have an app in Japan but it does in China and the United States.
2015-09-01
Master Miller’s first name is ‘Benedict’.
2015-09-02
Hideo Kojima took over the MSX Metal Gear partway through the project.
2015-09-03
The United States announced the renaming of Mount McKinley in Alaska to its traditional name of Denali.
2015-09-04
Many current Chinese characters have been traced back to the Shang Dynasty about 1200–1050 BC.
2015-09-05
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina is arrested after resigning amid charges of customs fraud.
2015-09-06
Wes Craven died on 2015-08-31.
2015-09-07
Germany has a population of about 80 million.
2015-09-08
Ricky Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s.
2015-09-09
We breathe between 12 and 18 times a minute.
2015-09-10
The original specification for the File Transfer Protocol was written by Abhay Bhushan.
2015-09-11
The Phantom Pain trailer was first shown off at the Spike Video Game Awards.
2015-09-12
MGS V started off as ‘Project Ogre’.
2015-09-13
Tears won’t flow in space.
2015-09-14
The Famicom and the Sega SG-1000 launched the same day.
2015-09-15
Konan in Japanese and Gangnam in Korean use the same Chinese characters.
2015-09-16
Japan has three ‘Housewife Holidays’ on 1/25, 5/25 and 9/25.
2015-09-17
The location from the end of ‘The Last Crusade’ is called Petra.
2015-09-18
You can bungee jump off a nuclear plant’s cooling tower in Soweto in South Africa.
2015-09-19
Bungee jumping was originally called ‘land diving’.
2015-09-20
Tatsumi Kimishima was elected president of Nintendo.
2015-09-21
Goats have yellow eyes.
2015-09-22
Red light has the lowest amount of energy.
2015-09-23
The Milky Way and Andromeda will eventually merge.
2015-09-24
The entire universe was compressed down to the size of a marble before The Big Bang.
2015-09-25
Hodophobia is the fear of travel.
2015-09-26
Trees first appeared 350 million years ago.
2015-09-27
There’s a more powerful explosion than a supernova called a ‘hypernova’.
2015-09-28
The Marianas Trench was discovered by a woman.
2015-09-29
The iPhone 6s has two gigs of RAM.
2015-09-30
Leo Laporte named his dog ‘Ozzy’.
2015-10-01
AC/DC sells flashing devil horns for 30 bucks.
2015-10-02
Y. Market beer is cheaper at Early Birds than it is at Y. Market.
2015-10-03
A U.S. airstrike hit a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), killing nine of its staff members at 2:15 a.m. local time on 3 October.
2015-10-04
Golden Child’s french toast was voted one of the 30 best in Japan.
2015-10-05
Ruby can do in-place replacements a la ‘sed’ using the same `-i` flag.
2015-10-06
The girl who plays Alicia on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is Australian.
2015-10-07
Seth Rogan spent time with Woz while getting ready for his role in ‘Steve Jobs’.
2015-10-08
Quiet could speak Navajo.
2015-10-09
The Patriots was an AI created to replace Major Zero.
2015-10-10
You didn’t play as the real Big Boss in MGS V.
2015-10-11
Reye’s Syndrome is linked to the use of aspirin.
2015-10-12
The ship in Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is called ‘The Morrigan’.
2015-10-13
The Latin ‘C’ was always pronounced as a ‘k’.
2015-10-14
‘Mac’ means ‘son of’ in Gaelic.
2015-10-15
Bernie Sanders is the junior senator from Vermont.
2015-10-16
William Shakespeare died at 52.
2015-10-17
William Shakespeare was married to a woman named Anne Hathaway.
2015-10-18
The word ‘alphabet’ comes from the letters alpha and beta.
2015-10-19
The first true Ancient Greek is referred to as ‘Linear B’.
2015-10-20
Martin Luther did his translation of The Bible from Greek, not Latin.
2015-10-21
The Flame was originally white.
2015-10-22
The new Magic Mouse gets a 9 hour charge in just two minutes.
2015-10-23
The Falcon is becoming the new Captain America.
2015-10-24
The pope has one lung.
2015-10-25
A punt gun was used to kill up to 50 mallards at a time.
2015-10-26
Friday is named after the goddess Frigg.
2015-10-27
The French had around fourteen cats in training (such as a centrifuge and a compression chamber) in 1963.
2015-10-28
The word ‘companion’ originally meant ‘someone to share bread with’ in Latin.
2015-10-29
The word ‘thousand’ is of Germanic descent but the word ‘million’ is of Latin descent.
2015-10-30
*The Intern* is called *My Intern* in Japan.
2015-10-31
A Chinese man was executed for besmirching Mao Tse Dong’s mangoes.
2015-11-01
Mozart was born in Salzburg.
2015-11-02
Darth Vader ran for mayor in the most recent elections in Ukraine.
2015-11-03
Andrew Lloyd Weber is in the House of Lords.
2015-11-04
In 1377, the first movable metallic types were invented in Goryeo Dynasty in Korea.
2015-11-05
The interrobang ligature was invented in 1962.
2015-11-06
The oversized first letter at the start of a paragraph is called a drop cap.
2015-11-07
There was a children’s science kit in 1951 that came with uranium.
2015-11-08
The extinction event that killed off the dinosaurs is called the K/T extinction.
2015-11-09
Brandon is the second-largest city in the province of Manitoba, Canada.
2015-11-10
jQuery was created by John Resig and released on August 26, 2006.
2015-11-11
In 1991, Adobe Systems’ co-founder John Warnock outlined a system called Camelot that evolved into PDF.
2015-11-12
Java is home to 51 percent of the Indonesian population, and is the most populous island on Earth.
2015-11-13
‘A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush’ is a proverb saying that it is better to stick with something you already have, rather than pursuing something you may never get.
2015-11-14
The 10:20 position is a signal to wait staff to clear your plate.
2015-11-15
Hell comes from the Germanic goddess of the same name.
2015-11-16
TCBY stands for The Country’s Best Yogurt.
2015-11-17
The ‘Ye’ in ‘Ye Old Shoppe’ was pronounced ‘The’.
2015-11-18
The word ‘vandal’ came from the name of a Germanic tribe.
2015-11-19
The clothes hanger was invented in 1868.
2015-11-20
A hagfish can produce enough mucus in a minute to fill a bucket.
2015-11-21
vi started off as a mode in ‘ed’.
2015-11-22
R is the open source internals of Microsoft Office.
2015-11-23
The story of King Arthur came from a Celtic tale.
2015-11-24
The most famous version of King Arthur was penned by a Frenchman.
2015-11-25
English is the official language of almost 60 sovereign states.
2015-11-26
Operation Downfall was the codename for the Allied plan for the invasion of Japan near the end of World War II.
2015-11-27
The former Pope was made an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
2015-11-28
An owl can hear a rat four feet underground.
2015-11-29
The French often shifted Germanic W words to start with Gs.
2015-11-30
The term guitar is descended from the Latin word ‘cithara’.
2015-12-01
The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia will be 3,280 feet tall when it’s completed in 2018.
2015-12-02
Destiny cost million to produce.
2015-12-03
Winemaking is also known as vinification.
2015-12-04
Taco Bell opened in 1962.
2015-12-05
Nagoya has a basketball team called the Diamond Dolphins.
2015-12-06
German has masculine and feminine nouns.
2015-12-07
Marmite has ads about how everyone hates it or loves it.
2015-12-08
Koreatown in LA has the largest concentration of Koreans outside of Seoul.
2015-12-09
There’s a giant clock tower at the Port of San Francisco.
2015-12-10
tcsh was first distributed in 1978.
2015-12-11
Ampersand is a modification of the phrase ‘and per se and’.
2015-12-12
There was a widely-held belief that standing in a whale carcass cured rheumatism.
2015-12-13
David Duchovny was born in 1960.
2015-12-14
Tom Kapinos who wrote Californication also wrote for Dawson’s Creek.
2015-12-15
All the swans in England belong to the Queen.
2015-12-16
The ~ key changes the case of the character under the cursor in Vim.
2015-12-17
Super Hans is played by a guy named Matt King.
2015-12-18
Ireland is written ‘Éire’ in Irish.
2015-12-19
The nine men convicted of the Sydney gang rapes in 2000 were sentenced to a total of more than 240 years in jail.
2015-12-20
Dominion was created by Donald X. Vaccarino.
2015-12-21
False Morels are the world’s most toxic mushrooms.
2015-12-22
A league is a hour’s walk.
2015-12-23
The Polish recreated the German Enigma Machines and passed them to Britain.
2015-12-24
Leningrad became St. Petersburg.
2015-12-25
Melissophobia is the fear of bees.
2015-12-26
CNC stands for ‘Computer Numerical Control’.
2015-12-27
Larry David’s wife produced An Incovenient Truth.
2015-12-28
VHS was introduced in Japan by JVC in October 1976.
2015-12-29
Halo’s halos would spin at 7 kilometer per second to maintain gravity.
2015-12-30
Larry David has two daughters.
2015-12-31
Zouni in Shizuoka has no leafy greens.

Published on January 12, 2016


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