Five Random Facts for Tuesday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  A study found that the song “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex acts as a mosquito repellent due to its low-frequency vibrations.  And scientists say that mosquitoes exposed to the song breed “far less often” than typical mosquitoes.

2.  You’re not allowed to try to modify the weather in Colorado without a permit.  The main reason is to keep ski resorts from doing strange things to try to make it snow.

3.  Sony makes the bulk of its money selling insurance.  They offer life, auto, and health insurance in Japan, which has accounted for 63% of their profits.  Their electronics department operates at a loss.

4.  You could fit 1,000 Earths into Jupiter.

5.  Bob Barker is one-eighth Native American, and grew up on a Sioux reservation in South Dakota.


(BBC / State of Colorado / NY Times / NASA / Highway 83)