Facts of the Day
- Eating pasta that has been cooked, cooled, and then reheated is significantly healthier than eating it freshly cooked because it turns into “resistant starch,” reducing blood glucose levels by half.
- Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, a study found.
- When the World Cup was hosted in the U.S. in 1994, they only spent US$30 million on infrastructure improvements. For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil spent US$11 billion.
- A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.
- Flowers can grow faster by listening to music.
- The spiciness of a chili pepper is not in its seeds but in the white pith inside the pepper.
- Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
- Uranus rotates sideways and “rolls” around the sun rather than “spinning” like the other planets.
- Snakes can sense other animals approaching by detecting faint vibrations in the air and on the ground.
- A rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs’ garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905,000.
- Rats have near-death experiences.
- Ice cubes look white due to oxygen and other impurities. If the water is boiled before it’s frozen, the resulting ice cubes will be clear.
- 80% of what we learn is through our eyes.
- The Irish surname prefix “Mac” means “son of,” while “O” means “descendant of.”
- Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status not because it was too small, but because it’s not unique among a mass of objects that orbit the sun beyond Neptune.
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