June 26, 2006
• According to the proposed U.S. federal budget, the CIA is requesting $3.4 billion for "non-employee incentives", which include bribes and other forms of financial enticement for providing intelligence information.
• In "blue states," Internet users favor Google over Yahoo by a 4-to-1 margin, whereas in "red states," Yahoo is slightly more popular.
• The U.S. Office of Federal Procurement Policy has produced an 87-page requirements document for Post-it Notes®, which details standards of size, color, paper material, and ranges of acceptable stickiness.
• Nearly two-thirds of 4-year-old children who watch Little Einsteins daily can correctly identify works by both Mozart and van Gogh.
• An Apple Computer engineer invented an iPod-like digital music playback device in 1982, but since it was the size and weight of a brick, Apple decided not to pursue its development at that time.