Random Trivia: Google, Olympics, Climate/Happiness, etc.

Some random trivia to use in cocktail conversations tonight:

  • China has now won more medals in the current Olympics that it did in the entire 1988 Olympics — and than in all games preceding ’88 combined
  • Swimmer Michael Phelps has won more medals than either India or Mexico in those countries’ respective cumulative histories
  • Apple’s market capitalization today passed Google’s

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  • Happiness is closely related to a country’s temperature extremes (Source: Climate and Happiness (2003))

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