October 21, 2004
• If Oregon, Washington and California were countries, each would consume more coffee than all other countries except the U.S. combined.
• The programming language "C" was named after the grade its creator got on an early version of the language that he created for a class on compilers.
• Records from Japan's feudal period suggest that the average samurai lived to be 19, while the average ninja lived to be 37.
• Experts have consistently predicted that computers smart enough to carry on natural conversations are about 10 years away for the past 50 years.