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Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, wrote his daughter's initials there. They’ll last at least 50,000 years.
John Mackey (Whole Foods CEO)
In 2006, the CEO of Whole Foods reduced his salary to $1 a year, donated his entire portfolio to charity, and set up a $100,000 fund for staff facing personal problems.
The Eternal Fire
A natural gas vent in Iraq known as The Eternal Fire has been burning continuously for over 4,000 years, and is mentioned by Herodotus, Plutarch, and in the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel.
United Arab Emirates Philanthropy
The United Arab Emirates donated a laptop to every high school student in Joplin, Missouri, after the city had been devastated by a tornado.
Most Peaceful Country
Iceland has no army and is also recognized as the world’s most peaceful country.
Game Boy Inventor
The inventor of the Game Boy, Gunpei Yokoi, was originally Nintendo’s janitor and maintenance man.
World's Largest Swimming Pool
The world’s largest swimming pool can be found at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. The pool is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long, has a maximum depth of 35 m, and even has sailing boats.
Thomas Edison and Morse Code
Thomas Edison taught his second wife Morse code so they could communicate in secret by tapping into each other’s hands when her family was around.