today I learned: stephen colbert is deaf in his right ear, lost his parents and two siblings to an airliner crash in 1974, used to play dungeons and dragons, and fronted a rolling stones cover band also, j.k rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated so much of her money to charity. next, first aid training is required to be able to obtain a driver’s license in germany. this is administered to ensure that in the event of a road accident, other drivers will be able to assist. finally, JFK promised to abolish segregation with the stroke of a pen, but after two years of an unfulfilled promise, african americans in mass sent pens to the white house with letters reading, “in case you needed that pen”, which led him to sign an order to ban racial discrimination in wages. NICE.