today I learned: there is evidence of an underground river 4 kms beneath the amazon that may be as long as the amazon (6,000 kms) and hundreds of times wider. woah. also, the ambient air in eight italian cities has been found to contain low levels of cocaine and marijuana. next, john forbes nash (the subject of the movie ‘a beautiful mind’) was admitted to graduate school on the strength of a one-sentence recommendation letter from his advisor that read “this man is a genius”. finally, in 1981, a man who had been bullying residents of a small town in missouri was murdered in broad daylight when 46 townspeople rose up against him in an act of vigilante justice. no charges were ever filed. church day bonus: female koalas, when in captivity, often engage in lesbian orgies. yep.