”either we’re alone in the universe or we aren’t

”If a woman has all boys (or no children at all), they are ending a chain of women that has been going since we were single-celled organisms.”

”When you receive a birthday card in the mail, it often has a chip that sings ”Happy Birthday” to you. Remarkably, that chip has more computer power than all the Allied forces of 1945. Hitler, Churchill, or Roosevelt might have killed to get that chip. But what do we do with it? After the birthday, we throw the card and chip away. Today, your cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969, when it placed two astronauts on the moon. Video games, which consume enormous amounts of computer power to simulate 3-D situations, use more computer power than mainframe computers of the previous decade. The Sony PlayStation of today, which costs $300, has the power of a military supercomputer of 1997, which cost millions of dollars. source”

”Wearing a seatbelt increases your chance of getting cancer.”

”We live closer to the time of Tyrannosaurus Rex (~65 million years ago) than Tyrannosaurus Rex did to that of Stegosaurus (~150 million years ago.)”