today I learned:
- someone took a selfie with a drone…
- “huh?” is a universal word and is found in roughly the same form and function in spoken languages across the globe.
- aaand a hawk taking down a drone
- in 2009, colorado initiated its family planning Initiative to provide low-to-no cost birth control to a bunch of family clinics across the state. subsequently, between 2009 and 2013, teen birth rate dropped by 40%.
- the tiniest flowering tree
- a recent study showed 25% of US drivers making a turn failed to use signals correctly. 48% of US lane changers failed to use signals, period. this is the cause for up to 2 million preventable accidents each year. USE YER SIGNALS PLEASE.
- I love the technique of tilt-shifting: here it is used on hot air balloons! coooool!
- thrift shop” by macklemore and ryan lewis was the first song since 1994 to reach number 1 on the US billboard hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label.
- kenai fjords national park in alaska, photo taken by michael mcruiz
- on average, every human owns 89 lego pieces.
- canada has given honorary citizenship on only 5 people, with malala yousafzai soon to be sixth. the others are nelson mandela, the dalai lama, aung san suu kyi, karim aga khan IV (a shia imam), and raoul wallenberg, a swedish diplomat who rescued thousands during the holocaust. there’s some goodies in there!
- the kids wish foundation was named america’s worst charity. only 3 cents of every dollar raised went to the actual cause 😦
- monkey orchids. the cutest orchids.
- the “half your age plus seven” rule for dating has been around since at least 1901. wow.
- non-human animal family photos 🙂
- the killer whale is a natural predator of the moose
- the story of three wild animals: “for 13 years, baloo, leo and shere khan have been best friends. the three animals, who live at noah’s ark animal sanctuary in georgia, were rescued as cubs from a drug dealer who kept them as pets. in the wild, the three species hail from different continents and would have never met.” my heart!