A year of learning

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 06, 2011

In 2010, Giles Turnbull learned one thing each day...here's his list.

Jan 14. Carbon monoxide kills you by getting into your bloodstream and occupying the space inside red blood cells that would normally be filled with oxygen.

Jul 24. Every hour of every day, a billion tons of rain falls on the Earth. Much of it falls on Wales, the wettest place in Europe.

Nov 6. When your son asks "What is electricity?", it's wise to stop and think for a moment-or consult an encyclopedia-before launching into an answer that may grind to an unfortunate and, for the questioner, unsatisfying halt.