71 of our favorite facts of 2022

13. Historians have said that the celebration of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro in 1919, after the Spanish flu ravaged much of the world, led to many characteristics of today’s carnival, including the occasional kiss of a stranger.

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14. Over the past decade, California has added just over three times as many people as housing units, pushing its median housing price to over $800,000, more than double the national figure.

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15. Most office building thermostats follow a model developed in the 1960s that takes into account, among other factors, the resting metabolic rate of a 40-year-old man weighing 154 pounds.

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16. After receiving the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1962, Rita Moreno gave one of the shortest acceptance speeches in Oscar history: “I can’t believe it! Lord! I leave you with that.

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17. If the stars in the night sky twinkle, it’s a sign of atmospheric turbulence.
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18. The Long Now Clock, a massive mechanical clock being built inside a 6,000 foot mountain in southern Texas, is designed to keep time without human intervention for 10,000 years.

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19. In the history of American prisons, no one has been held in solitary confinement longer than three black men, known as the Angola Three, who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement at Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana. .


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