Archive for the ‘Factoids’ Category

“America’s armed forces have a fleet of more than 11,000 drones, compared with just a handful in 2001.”

June 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21723001-originally-military-technology-drones-are-now-benefiting-rapid-advances

“…30,000 Americans [have] a genetic disorder that makes them irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting and unconditionally loving.”

June 8, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-is-it-like-to-be-nice-to-everybody-1496431394?mod=fbads&nan_pid=1860701362&ad_id=6284302

Number of UN Human Rights Council Resolutions Against Certain Countries: Israel 68; Syria 20; North Korea 9; Iran 6; Sudan 3.

June 3, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/international/21722827-despite-its-flaws-organisation-helps-make-world-better-place-un-human-rights

“Some three thousand saints lost their lives over the twenty-two years of overland treks to the Salt Lake Valley.”

June 3, 2017

http://www2.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/Devotionals/2006_07_25_Schmidt.htm

“…France, the birthplace of film. “

May 29, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21722702-some-france-bristle-video-streaming-companys-disregard-cinemas-netflix-still-gets

And today I also came upon this:

France in the Nineteenth Century: A Time Line . . .

1895 Louis and Auguste Lumière capture the moving image on film

Bellos, David. The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables (Kindle Locations 4568, 4624-4625). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kindle Edition.