Six lovely factoids from Charles Arthur – here is a cut-down summary of the ones I liked. Why not read them all:

  1. Knife deaths are falling; surgeons treat attacks more effectively
  2. Motorola got its country name field length wrong and ended up publicising Palestine and not Israel. Death threats ensued.
  3. “News is stuff that I care about, and stuff that I want to pass on.” Thought provoking. Does that include objects as well as information?