The Solar System could support 10 quadrillion human beings with the utilization of asteroid resources. A single asteroid can contain US$20 trillion worth of metals.
There’s a nursing home in Seattle that brings in kids to play with the elderly. It improves the daily lives of the residents and makes the kids less likely to be ageist later in life.
David Barrett, an aeronautics engineer, resigned abruptly after seeing a vision of Jesus, spent 40 years single-handedly compiling the first and only complete list of Earth’s 10,000 existing religions and 33,830 denominations of Christianity. This led him to all 238 countries on Earth.
There is a theory that says society has 4 stages of approx 20 yrs: High (strong institutions; low individualism), Awakening (strong activism & art), Unraveling (distrusted institutions; strong individualism), and Crisis (destroy institutions for national survival). We’re in the Crisis stage.
When Joseph Heller was asked why he hadn’t ever written anything as good as Catch-22 since, his reply was that neither has anyone else.
There’s a team of NASA scientists who’ve been pretending they’re on Mars for nearly a year. They live and work in a dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano and only go out in spacesuits.
A 2013 Video Game, Last of Us, includes an easter egg which has an in-game pest control company’s phone numbers displayed. If players were to call these numbers in real life, they would reach phone sex hotlines. The makers of the game soon patched these numbers out after these findings were reported.
At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the US men’s basketball team beat Canada 19-8 to win the gold medal. The game was held outdoors on a dirt court in the pouring rain. The conditions prevented dribbling, which is why the score was so low.
Starting in 1910, a series of books were published featuring a fictional boy-inventor by the name of Tom Swift. One of these books was titled “Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle.” Many years later, this led to the naming of the TASER that police now carry: “Tom A. Swift Electric Rifle”.
A company is attempting to create a community of tech workers aboard a cruise ship anchored 12 miles from the US sea border so that they don’t have to obey labor laws or get work visas.