ABBA's "Dancing Queen" was written about Silvia Sommerlath, and the song was first performed at her royal wedding to Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf in 1973. -
In honor of judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell we’ve invited Podesta to answer three questions about a Carl who isn’t a Kasell, but rather, has one — King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
A 16-inch pizza is four times as big as an 8-inch pizza. -
We crunched prices from thousands of pizza places around the country. The results convinced us we should never buy a small pizza again.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's ringtone is the "Sex and the City" theme song. -
Though she didn’t realize that’s where it was from until someone pointed it out to her.
Atlantic magazine editor Scott Stossel has not vomited since March 18, 1977. -
The fear of vomiting is called Emetophobia.
Since about age 2, Scott Stossel has been “a twitchy bundle of phobias, fears and neuroses.”
Actor Michael Sheen's father works as a Jack Nicholson impersonator. -
Sheen has played Mozart, Caligula, Tony Blair, David Frost, and now sex researcher William Masters.
When taken to a recycing plant, the average American automobile is shredded with about $1.65 in change in it. -
In a new book, Adam Minter explores the business of recycling what developed nations throw away.
Only 32 million people in India pay taxes. -
This despite a population of 1.2 billion. India’s population is projected to overtake China’s in 15 years, and the country has more poor citizens than the 26 poorest African countries combined.
In a 2009 book called Imagining India, Indian tech billionaire Nandan Nilekani imagined a way to address India’s most vexing problems of corruption, poverty and lack of social services – a unique ID number for every Indian. 4 years later, India has undertaken the biggest ID program in human history. It’s called Aadhaar, and Nilekani oversees it. But trying to register 1.2 billion people, many for the first time, comes with serious privacy and data-collection concerns. OTM reporter Jamie York went to India to speak with Nilekani and lawyer Malavika Jayaram about the risk and reward of identifying every Indian.
The Beach Boys song "Never Learn Not to Love" was originally written by Charles Manson. -
The original title was “Cease to Exist”:
In Denmark, pigs outnumber people 2 to 1. -
In 2012, the country exported close to $6 billion in pig meat.
Backers of NFL teams eat more, and fattier, food the day after a loss. -
Backers of winning teams, by contrast, eat lighter food, and in moderation.
After a defeat, the researchers found that saturated fat consumption went up by 16 percent, while after a victory it decreased by 9 percent.