#20 things we didn’t know last week
By Quentin Berryman, Group Creative Director
#1 British artists accounted for one in every six LPs sold worldwide last year.
#2 Green light can help migraines.
#3 The Chinese government fabricates nearly 490 million social media posts every year.
#4 Google is patenting a “sticky” technology so that pedestrians who get hit by self-driving cars will stick to them rather than bounce off.
#5 Everyone has a distorted view of their body (but not other people’s).
#6 Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Photo: Edward Burtynsky
#7 Only seven women are allowed to wear white when meeting the Pope.
#8 You veer to the left when you’re anxious.
#9 Google paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search bar on iPhones.
#10 People living in penthouses are more likely to die of a heart attack.
#11 Fish stop swimming in space.
#12 Under Armour’s first patent was for a sports bra.
#13 The average iPhone user unlocks their mobile 80 times a day
#14 The ad executive behind the Nike slogan “Just do it” got the idea from the final words of condemned murderer Gary Gilmore.
#15 Singapore has the fastest walkers on the planet.
#16 Wales has 8% of the sheep in the EU.
#17 Elvis Presely was a natural blond.
#18 Steve Jobs became a vegan because he believed the diet would eliminate the need to bathe.
#19 JK Rowling was advised to take a writing course when she sent a manuscript to publishers under a false name.
#20 Wikipedia has 80,000 monthly editors.