October 16, 2006
• Until 1921 the American Medical Association had a separate medical reference for how to treat atheists and pagans.
• 14 percent of postage stamps sold by the Royal Mail in Great Britain government will never be used.
• When the first commercial, electronic toaster appeared in 1912, the New York Times called it "this year's greatest invention," and said it was "the hallmark of a fantastical new era."
• One in eleven people suffer from chronic bad breath.
• Human brains compress visual input before processing it. The raw information coming from the optic nerve is roughly ten times more detailed than what is ultimately perceived.