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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Things in September

Interesting news snippets found in September:
  1. Whaling began in the US.
  2. Hollywood actors were paid to smoke.
  3. Brussels is the burglary capital of Europe.
  4. Henry V invented passports.
  5. Smell is the only sense that doesn't "sleep".
  6. "Hyperthymestic syndrome" is the curse of total recall - the ability to remember what happened on every day of your adult life.
  7. Hanging upside-down can give you a stroke.
  8. There are more mobile phones than cars or credit cards in the world.
  9. The ideal drive is 16 minutes long.
  10. Plants can combat stress.

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