today I learned: in 2005, swedish millionaire johan eliasch purchased a 400,000-acre area of land in the heart of the amazon rainforest from a logging company for the sole purpose of its preservation :). also, toyota altis ads featuring brad pitt were banned from malaysia after the country’s deputy information minister ruled that pitt’s handsome appearance may make malaysian countrymen feel inferior. hahah. next, when someone tickles you, the laughter is a panic response. that’s why you can’t tickle yourself, as your body never senses any real dangers. fiiinally, two japanese pole vaulters tied for silver in the 1936 olympics. as a result, one was awarded the bronze. so, they had their metals split in half back home and got them fused as half-silver half-bronze in a showing of friendship. awesome. oh, and betty white offered to do a nude scene in ‘the proposal’…at 87 years old. CHYEA BETTY WHITE!