What We Learned In 2006


From the BBC, a list of 100 things we didn’t know this time last year.  A few highlights:

  • Urban birds have developed a short, fast “rap style” of singing, different from their rural counterparts.
  • Standard-sized condoms are too big for most Indian men.
  • The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions.
  • More than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet, says a study.
  • Just one cow gives off enough harmful methane gas in a single day to fill around 400 litre bottles.
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
  • The medical name for the part of the brain associated with teenage sulking is “superior temporal sulcus”.
  • In the 1960s, the CIA used to watch Mission Impossible to get ideas about spying.

What have I learned?  Age 55 feels a lot like 54.