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fact unchecked

about

A daily dose of misinformation, fact unchecked is the after dinner breath-mint to the information saturation buffet. Any similarity to actual truth is coincidental, unintentional, and gravely unfortunate.

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germs

A recent study found suburban daycare centers to have more germs, on average, than a similar sampling of public restrooms.

twitter

Japanese Twitter users are limited to 139 (rather than the standard 140) characters, as 140 is considered a dangerous and unholy number in Buddhism.

diapers

Five European nations (Finland, Denmark, England, France and Spain) are said to be holding initial talks regarding a collective ban on single-use diapers.

world cup

An ongoing study has revealed that The World Cup actually increases global productivity - the lost work hours during game times appear to have been trumped by mania-induced output.

whale watching

More people die every year from whale watching than from skiing, skateboarding, surfing and hunting combined.

las vegas

Las Vegas has the lowest food quality standards of any major US city.

URLs

By 2027, there will be more URLs than people.

cadmium

From 1933 – 1937, cadmium was misspelled as “cadnium” on the periodic table of elements.

renewable energy

Cuba, Uraguay and Egypt all contribute a larger percentage of their GNP to renewable energy research than the US does.