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More solar energy falls to earth in one hour than the amount of energy the whole planet uses in a ye
 

Marginalia

May 26 · Issue #4 · View online
Five unverified facts that inspired me to circle them or write them down + weekly highlights from Holy Fool Productions.

More solar energy falls to earth in one hour than the amount of energy the whole planet uses in a year. — The Cosmos, E12: The World Set Free

When you hold your breath it is carbon dioxide build up that makes you want to breathe, not lack of oxygen.

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Howard Nemerov and photographer Diane Arbus were brother and sister.

Bank of America put a back office terminal into Canary Capital, allowing Eddie Stern to cancel trades from the day using information from after the market closed. This is like letting someone take back a bet on a horse race after the race is run. — Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Shakespeare didn’t worry about realism. For example, in The Tempest, Prospero is abducted from Milan and brought to the docks, but in reality, Milan is 74 miles from the ocean.

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