January 18, 2006
• More people each year are killed by hippos than are killed by lions, coatis, tigers, sharks, crocodiles, impalas, leopards and antelopes combined.
• Even today, impalement remains a legal method of execution in six countries.
• Though hard to imagine by today's standards, Sean Connery's James Bond used a female companion as a shield under hostile fire no fewer than eight times over the course of the six original Bond movies.
• Bob Moog, inventor of the synthesizer, was tone deaf.
• From ages 14 through 22, Abraham Lincoln owned only two pairs of pants.
• By 1982, the combined processing power of all the world's computers exceeded that a human brain.