Stream of Facts
A study on mice found that the effects of beta amyloid plaques, the culprit of Alzheimer’s disease, can be reduced by the microwave radiation exposure of cell phone use.
If you thought your BlackBerry phone was expensive, consider comparing it to the 20K diamond studded GoldVish ‘Le Million’ Piece Unique, which retails at
Thirty-four percent of American men, with a net worth of $20 million or more, admit to having paid for sex in their lifetime; Twenty percent of similarly well-off women have done the same.
Women living within 32.5 degrees latitude of equator are more likely to give birth to females over males, which researchers attribute to the constant sunlight of the region.
The amount of sunlight hitting the Earth’s surface every second in pounds is more than the weight of a MacBook Air (4.3 lbs).
Research shows that a newborn’s weight is a key indicator for that person’s life success; babies born under 5.5 lbs are 15 percent more likely to drop out of high school.
One hundred percent of the West Virginia public school system offered “Dance Dance Revolution” as an option in their physical education classes in 2008.
An RIT* education in the year 1886 cost $8 per term for students studying drawing and $12 per term for students studying painting and modeling.
Professional face painting is part of the eight clown commandments of the Clowns of America International, a gathering place for serious clown performers**.
*Then called Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Association.
**Visit http://coia.org for more info.
Overseen and Overheard
Sticky note posted on Marketplace Mall map. “Today’s goals are tomorrow’s accomplishments.”
“Last time I sweat this much was when I saw my first boob.”
- Male student to female student, stairwell of Wallace Library.
“Uh... School bus crashed. Seven kids dead. Raptors.”
- Random editor in chief with fake police radio voice.
“I don’t really remember my first wife.”
- Faculty member near Visitor lot.
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You know what the worst part of grocery shopping is? Realizing you forgot the eggs when you’re already halfway home. Enter curse word of the week. Wegman’s website has a shopping list feature that is quite possibly the best thing to happen to the supermarket since the leg holes in the pushcart baskets. Not only does this tool organize and sort your selections in terms of food departments, but it also offers a floor layout of your selected store location to maximize shopping productivity. What’s next? A Wegman’s iPhone app? Check out the “Shopping” link at http://wegmans.com and get your produce freak on.
Word of the Week
n. a female ogre.
The fourth installment of the “Shrek” series, “Shrek Forever After,” which features the familiar green face and his lovely ogress voiced by Cameron Diaz, is set to release late in May.
Definition taken from http://merriam-webster.com.