14 Mindful Fun Facts & one Video, one of which will Open your Mind Wider!
> The Bible Belt leads the United States in consumption of gay porn!
> Costa Rica has been powered with 100% renewable energy for 75 straight days! (sciencealert.com)
> France has just decreed that new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels! (theguardian.com)
> China’s wind farms can now produce more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants! (qz.com)
> A Malawian teenager taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village. He then went on to build a second, larger windmill to power irrigation pumps. He did this all from books he read in the library. (news.bbc.co.uk)
> After his disabled owner was struck by a car, ‘Endal’ the service dog pulled his unconscious owner into the recovery position, retrieved his mobile phone from beneath the car, fetched a blanket and covered him, and then ran to a nearby hotel to obtain help! (en.wikipedia.org)
> When one hermit crab finds a bigger shell, a gang of them will sometimes form a “vacancy chain” in which they queue up from smallest to largest and all move one shell up.
> 75% of Japanese homes have a hi-tech toilet: the latest models eliminate the need for TP, keep you warm, check your blood pressure, play running-water sounds to increase privacy and open and close automatically so you don’t have to touch anything. (nydailynews.com)
> When you are ignored by a person whose attention means the most to you, the reaction in your brain will be similar to physical pain. (greatergood.berkeley.edu)
> Israel Kamakawiwo’ole called a sound studio at 3am, asked nicely to record, got there 15 mins later, then recorded “Over the Rainbow” in just one take. (npr.org)
> Fiji water company ran the slogan “Fiji, because it’s not bottled in Cleveland”. The Cleveland water dept. Took offense, and ran a test determining that Fiji water has more impurities than the cities’ tap water.
> The Nobel Committee declined to award the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948 because “there was no suitable living candidate.” This was meant as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated earlier that year without receiving the Prize. (en.wikipedia.org)
> Einstein once declared that his second greatest idea after the theory of relativity was to add an egg while cooking soup in order to produce a soft-boiled egg without having an extra pot to wash. (oaks.nvg.org)
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