10 choses que je ne savais pas la semaine dernière #292


1.Le symbole de peace & love est un sémaphore signifiant Nuclear Disarmament. Merci Victor

2. Niort est le berceau français des assurances mutualistes car l’histoire de la région aurait hébergé de nombreuses catastrophes naturelles, développant le sens de la solidarité.

3. Si on vous transfuse du sang provenant d’un autre groupe sanguin, vous allez avoir un sentiment de mort imminente.

4. Durant un épisode drogué de sa vie, Steven Tyler, chanteur d’Aerosmith commença à bosser sur l’écriture d’une reprise d’une chanson qu’il avait lui-même composé quelques années plus tôt.

5. L’histoire trouble des sea monkeys. Merci Simon

6. Il existe des dizaines de métaphores quasi-universelles sans que personne ne sache d’où elles viennent : taper sur les nerds, vivre dans une tour d’ivoire, verser des larmes de crocodile…

7. Comment un igloo garde la chaleur.

8. Le gyotaku est un art japonais – ancêtre du Polaroid – reproduisant des empreintes de poissons sur différents supports tels que du papier ou du tissu. Merci Xavier

9. L’histoire tragique de Cateau la Borgnesse.

10. Ce film La Samaritaine tourné par Jean-Luc Godard.

10 things I didn’t know last week #182

1. Lads loving trains inspired Dany Boyle’s Trainspotting as metaphor ot pointlessness in life. Thanks Simon

2.  The Gordon dynamics: because fishermen were “incurably optimistic” about their abilities to bring in a big catch, there were always too many fishermen working in the ocean, which, in turn, made it harder for them to earn a living.

3. Russian security agency recently bought typewriters to avoid surveillance.

4. Aerosmith Made More Money On Guitar Hero Than Any Albums.

5.  In 1976, the red M&M’s disappeared.

6. Awesome design tricks to upsell Starbucks customers.

7. One transatlantic flight emits more CO2 than an entire Formula 1 racing season .

8. in 1922 when scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize he was given a house by Carlsberg brewery. The house had a direct pipeline to the brewery so that Bohr had free beer on tap whenever he wanted. Bohr would have discovered several things being drunk.

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9. Woody Allen for Smirnoff.

10. Internet was invented to fill timesheets.

10 things I didn’t know last week #180

1. Mozart’s Canon Inversus is written for two players: the musicians sit down facing each other, the paper in the middle, and one plays from top to bottom, the other plays it backwards, from bottom to top.

2. Olu Dara is Nas father.


3. Brocken spectre: the apparently enormous and magnified shadow of an observer, cast upon the upper surfaces of clouds opposite the sun, often seen in moutains.

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4. Activation spikes of private browsing during the day: a 10 minutes issue.

5. The Excimer laser used for eye surgery was initially invented to build microchips.

6. Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in sand to avoid danger.

7. Wasabi was once exploited by researchers attempting to create a smoke alarm for the deaf.

8.  In 1994, Aerosmith was the first major band to premiere a new song on the Internet.

9. Gibson’s law: “For every PhD there is an equal and opposite PhD.”


10. This famous anti-piracy commercial used stolen music.