today I learned: alan rickman failed his california driving test at one point for “driving too cautiously through a green light”. also, after a man in england died of continuous laughter while watching an episode of a 1970s show ‘the goodies’, his widow sent a letter to its makers, thanking them for making his final moments so pleasant. next, after dreaming the melody to ‘yesterday’, paul mccartney became convinced that he had subconsciously plagiarized the song, and went around to other bands and played a demo to make sure the song wasn’t theirs. finally, 90% of dutch, 89% of norwegians, 86% of swedes, and 86% of danes can speak english….while only 85.1% of canadians can. bonus (for no particular reason): your brain burns 20% of your daily calories, despite only being 2% of your body mass. NEAT!