• The fuller your refrigerator, the more energy-efficient it is.
• In 2005, a Powerball drawing had a stunning 110 second-place winners, all of whom attributed their luck to … a fortune cookie. No foul play was involved, just a Chinese fortune cookie distribution factory named Wonton Food, which happened to correctly foretell five of the six winning numbers. Each grateful recipient took home between $100,000 and $500,000.
• Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock was an ovophobe, or someone who is frightened of eggs.
• Children of identical twins are genetically siblings, not cousins.
• Notwithstanding the fact it has no feathers, beak or talons, the Goodyear Blimp is the official bird of Redondo Beach, California.
• James Cameron sold the film rights to “The Terminator” for $1. It went on to earn a worldwide total of $78.3 million at the box office in 1984.
• The comb jelly, aka the warty comb jelly, sea walnut or Mnemiopsis leidyi, is the only known animal to have a transient anus — or, in more common parlance, a disappearing butt.
• The green code in “The Matrix” was actually created from symbols in the code designer’s wife’s sushi cookbook.
• Comic Sans, designed by Vincent Connare in 1995, has been labeled the world’s most hated font. Even its creator isn’t much of a fan, admitting that he has only used it once, to write a complaint letter to his internet provider. At least he received a refund.
• Australia’s Lake Hillier and Hutt Lagoon are known for their vibrant pink and lilac hues, due to the presence of the algae Dunaliella salina.
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Thought for the Day: “There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.” — Harry Crews
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