Category: interesting!

Trinity College, one of Cambridge University’s colleges, has more Nobel laureates than most countries! It has 34 Nobel laureates. Only four countries (the USA, France, Germany, and the UK excluding Trinity College) have more.

By the way, of those 34 laureates, none are women.

Coral reefs have existed for over 400 million years!

James W. Cadle’s “Flag of Earth,” 1970.

United Nations Flag

Flag of Planet Earth” (which is used by SETI)

Philip Kanellopoulos’s “Planet Earth Flag,” 2004

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Americans are now most likely to have met their romantic partners online, which was of course impossible just a few decades ago. They are also taking longer to move in together, and to marry, than ever before.

From 1914 to 2005. Or, from World War I through the Invasion of Iraq

Athletes in ancient Greece smeared olive oil on their bodies before a competition. The oil made their skin more supple and made them appear, as classical writers described, “like gleaming statues of the gods.”

In Chinese superstition, a chestnut dangling from a branch provokes fear. The character for “lì” means both “chestnut” and “afraid, trembling.”

The movie, Titanic, cost more to make than the ocean liner Titanic.