As if you needed another reason to love technology, half a byte is called a nibble.
After getting kicked out of the band Nirvana, Jason Everman (briefly) became a monk in Nepal.
In 2010, Texas couple Daniel and Eloise Mireles were sentenced to hold up a sign every weekend for five hours a day for six years. The sign reads, “I am a thief. I stole $250,000 from the Harris County crime victims fund.” A similar one also hangs on the front of their home.
Forget to pronounce the “k” in Russia and instead of vodka, you’ll get voda (water) on the rocks. Chert!
That infinity sign is properly known as a lemniscate in algebraic geometry. It’s from the Greek lemniskos, which was a ribbon used for fastening traditional head garland on the island of Lemnos.
In 1956, pilot Thomas Fitzpatrick stole an airplane from New Jersey airport and landed on St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan to win a bar bet. He then did it again two years later because someone at the bar didn’t believe he did it the first time.
Better behave…German legend says naughty children are paid a terrifying visit from the dark shadow of Santa Claus, Krampus, instead of receiving gifts from jolly Saint Nicholas.
Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
Caterpillars have about 4,000 muscles packed into their tiny bodies. Compare that to the 629 in a human body.
The Chinese biotech firm BGI genetically engineered a micro pig; experts estimate this will replace Fido as the pet of choice in many homes.