Five Random Facts for Thursday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  This reminds me of the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”  If you click on the first link in the main text of an English Wikipedia article, and then repeat the process for subsequent articles, usually it eventually leads to the Philosophy article.

This was true for 97% of all articles in Wikipedia.  (I tried it with “cheese fries” and “armpit,” and it worked both times.  It took around 20 to 30 clicks.)

2.  The biggest donut-eating country in the world is Canada.  They eat more donuts per capita and have more donut shops per capita than any other country.

3.  On April 18th, 1930, it was such a slow news day the BBC declared there was NO NEWS, and just played piano music instead of reporting anything.

4.  The “Wheel of Fortune” wheel has 200 lights, 73 steel pins, and weighs 2,400 pounds.  And there’s only one of them, so when the show goes on the road, they transport it.

5.  Steve Jobs’ first job was an internship at Hewlett-Packard.  When he was 12.


(Boing Boing / CBS News / Forbes / Huff Post / Business Insider)