There was a man-made mouse utopia called Universe 25. It started with 4 males and 4 females. The colony peaked at 2200 and from there declined to extinction. Once a tipping point was reached, the mice lost instinctual behaviors. Scientists extrapolate this model to humans on earth.
Bill Gates plans to donate 95% of his $81.1 billion dollar wealth to charity. That’s about $77 billion dollars
Owls fly silently due to specially designed edges of their primary feathers. When most birds fly, turbulence from air gushing over their wings creating noise. However, owls have their primary feathers serrated like a comb, which divides turbulence into tiny currents aka micro-turbulences.
In 2009, Detroit had a worse unemployment rate than during the Great Depression.
Just 1 gram of DNA is theoretically capable of holding 455 exabytes – enough for all the data held by Google, Facebook and every other major tech company, with room to spare
Three people in a flight simulator died after a real plane crashed into the building.
A 14 year old boy broke into Queen Victoria’s Buckingham Palace while disguised as a chimney sweep then ran off with her underwear.
Starting in 1988, the Harvard Medical School partnered with film and TV studios to insert the concept of the “Designated Driver” into popular consciousness. The project was a huge success.