From Grasshopper Tacos to the Fraudulent Tonge Map: This Week’s Curios


Every day of the year, CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest.

Last week’s Curios covered saving the world with grasshopper tacos, the Mad Men stock market drop, and the fraudulent tongue map we learned in school.

Curio #734 | Truck drivers blow your horns!
Think your job is hard? Try driving a truck for a living. Drivers average up to 14 hours a day, with only 10 hours off between shifts. Despite laws restricting these types of hours, the rules are commonly broken; drivers fear losing their jobs or missing out on the most lucrative routes if they complain. Not to mention the chances of dying on the job are much higher than most professions. But some help for drivers may be on the way. A new…keep reading

Curio #733 | Mad Men caused mad investors
When Mad Men had its finale last May, what did smart investors do? Sell! A recent study found the stock market drops directly after popular TV shows come to an end. Gabriele Lepori, a UK economist studied 150 popular TV series finales. Her hypothesis was that people’s emotional attachment to favorite shows is strong enough to…keep reading

Curio #732 | Ford’s would-be assassins
There have been over 20 assassination attempts on US presidents. All were by men, except for two women who did so within 17 days of each other. Sara Jane Moore and Lynnette “Squeaky” Fromme, both attempted to kill Gerald Ford in 1975. Ford was lucky to escape both. The first to make her attempt was Fromme, a 26-year-old Manson Family devotee. Fromme aimed a gun…keep reading

Curio #731 | Eat bugs, save planet
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