Category: Curious facts

  • News you might use

    The Atlantic has interesting figures from a recent Pew Research Center study: The most knowledgeable Americans were those who got their news from the Web sites of major papers and those who watched programs like The Colbert Report or The Daily Show; they correctly answered 54 percent of the questions about current affairs, while regular…

  • Intelligent "Daily Show" watchers

    I do wish I had satellite sometimes – but I do enjoy watching the Daily Show when I get a torrent or something…of course I’m just saying that because of these figures… With vulgar fare such as The Man Show, South Park, and Reno 911!, the cable network Comedy Central has earned a reputation for…

  • Dead couple to be married

    A South African man who shot his pregnant fianc├Że dead before killing himself will be posthumously married to her at the weekend:

  • Cuban ships herself to U.S. in wooden crate

    Really, really, really want to get out of Cuba? Do the sensible thing and Fed Ex yourself out of there, using capitalism to escape despotism, I love it.

  • Astounding Benefit of Believing in Hell

    Believe in hell and you’ll get rich? Well, that’s close: http://cnn.aimtoday.cnn.com/news/package.jsp?name=fte/believeinhell/believeinhell

  • Mongolian names

    Surnames were illegal in Mongolia from the early 1920’s until 1997, when they were legally reintroduced. But 10,000 people still only have one name. Britain’s share of foreign direct investment in the EU has fallen from 28 per cent in 1998 to just over 5 per cent in 2003.