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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Things of Legitimacy

  1. Bluefin tuna is on the brink of extinction.
  2. Astronomers calculate there is a tiny chance that Mars or Venus could collide with Earth - though it would not happen for at least a billion years.
  3. The Million Women study reported that just one drink a week increases the risk of cancer.
  4. Covering the whole face except for the eyes is not normal Islamic custom for women.
  5. In Greece taxi-sharing is routine. Drivers will stop to pick up additional passengers who shout out where their destination.
  6. Spitting is a cultural feature in China.
  7. "Yesterday" by The Beatles is, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the song with the most cover versions.
  8. With 1.5 billion people speaking some version of English, it's considered to be the fastest growing language in the world.
  9. British-born Thomas Paine has been called the most influential writer in modern human history, but most people in Britain hardly know him.
  10. Photography is a legitimate art form.

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