Fact: According to the U.S. government, people have tried more than 28,000 different ways to lose weight. It is also estimated that the average person living in North America opens the fridge 22 times daily.
What I took from this:
Well at least we know what they haven't tried.
Fact: Time slows down near a black hole; inside, it stops completely.
What I took from this: Where ever on this earth there is a college professor reading aloud from Martin Heidegger's "From Being and Time" to an auditorium of under classmen you will find the epicenter of a black hole.
Fact: In ancient China, towns were often arranged in patterns so that if seen from the air, the whole community would resemble an animal or a symbolic design. Some were arranged to resemble snakes, stars, sunbursts, and dragons.
What I Took from this: realizing if the tourism industry was to survive economically in Ancient China, something had to be done in the towns to distinguish themselves from one another to the astute, yet very philanthropic extra terrestrials in their flying saucers looking for a warm meal, a warm bed, and maybe a little "sucky sucky fucky fucky" before heading back to planet Zarnog.
Fact: Our galaxy has approximately 250 billion stars -and it is estimated by astronomers that there are 100 billion other galaxies in the universe.
What I Took From This: No wonder God seems to have taken such a vested interest in the affairs of human beings. He had 250 billion chances in our galaxy alone to create a planet with life on it and we are the only one that actually panned out. I guess what he lacks in competence he more than makes up in persistence.
Fact: At the height of the teddy bear's huge popularity in the early 1900s, there is record of one Michigan priest who publicly denounced the teddy as an insidious weapon. He claimed that the stuffed toy would lead to the destruction of the instincts of motherhood and eventual racial suicide.
What I took from this: Muslim extremists hate Pokemon. They see Pokemon as a Jewish plot to wipe Islam off the face of the earth. Jerry Falwell hates the Teletubbies he thinks it teaches children how to dance like a swish. Dr. Laura hates video games. I guess Jesus freaks hate toys because they hate to see you actually have fun as a child. Apparently, it gives the wrong impression of what life is all about.