Former Navy Secretary John Lehman stated that the F-22 is “safe from Cyber attack” because “No one in China knows how to program the ’83 vintage IBM software that runs them.”
The Pew Internet & American Life Project study, published in Aug. 2011, found that 8 percent of Internet users do not use email or search engines. Somehow, this sizable portion of the online population manages to surf the web some other way… perhaps by typing in URLs by hand?
A study by Logitech, the computer accessory and remote controls manufacturer, revealed that there’s a nearly 50 percent chance that your lost remote control is stuck between your sofa cushions. Meanwhile, 4 percent of lost remotes are found in the fridge or freezer, and 2 percent turn up somewhere outdoors or in the car.
In Rwanda plastic bags are illegal and carry with them a 100-$150 fine. In fact, at airport customs all plastic bags are confiscated which has resulted in Rwanda being one of the most litter free countries in Africa
There is a 30-foot tree trunk known as the “Old Man of the Lake” that has been floating vertically in Oregon’s Crater Lake for nearly 120 years. In 1938 they tracked the tree trunk’s movement and discovered that it had traveled a total distance of over 60 miles in just under 3 months.
Andorra declared war on Germany during WW1, but didn’t send any soldiers because they didn’t have an army. At the Treaty of Versailles, Andorra was forgotten and technically remained at war with Germany, until the two countries declared peace in 1958.
There’s a Justice League comic in which a superhero assassinates a Saddam Hussein analogue in order to end the atrocities of his regime. His actions actually end up destabilizing the country, making the quality of life for citizens much worse than it was before. The comic came out in 1999.
The first stealth technology test failed. They couldn’t understand why until they noticed a bird sitting on the test object. They blew a loud horn, the bird flew off, and the test object disappeared from the radar screen showing stealth technology was a success.
After the 1929 stock market crash, the US government deported millions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans regardless of citizenship.