today I learned: the earth’s rotation is slowing at a rate of approximately 17 milliseconds a century, and the length of a day for the dinosaurs was closer to 22 hours. also, while japan is 52nd in terms of land size and 10th in terms of population, it has the 3rd largest economy in the world. not only that, but it has the 2nd lowest homicide rate in the world, and 2nd highest life expectancy. wow. next, in the UK, a pregnant woman can legally pee anywhere she wants. finally, the first scripted inter-racial kiss on US television (in star trek) was meant to be filmed with and without the kiss. shatner and nichols deliberately screwed up every take of the shot without the kiss so that it could not be used 🙂 christmas booonuuuusss: in 2013, you can re-use calendars from the years 2002, 1991, 1985, 1974, 1963, 1957, 1946, 1935, 1929, and 1918. any hoarders out there waiting for their time to shine?