Stuff I’ve Learnt Recently

Actor and sometimes drummer Jason Schwartzman  (Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) is the son of Talia Shire star of the Rocky movies. How did I not know this before?

There are 270 branches of Starbucks in London, more than any other city in the world.

Cleopatra was alive closer to the moon landing than she was to the building of the great pyramid.

The USA is home to around 5% of the global population (311,591,917), but use around 25% of the resources and produce 30% of the waste.

The temperance movement advocated the use of marijuana as a replacement for booze, because it didn’t lead to the same problems with domestic violence.

Elisabeth Nietzsche, sister of Friedrich, set up a town in Paraguay to attempt to create a pure Aryan settlement. The town, Nueva Germania, is still there and still has German speaking locals.

Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.


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