Wise World of Wellen
1. Champagne corks kill around 24 people a year . . . meaning they cause more death than sharks.
2. Only about 8% of the money in the world currently exists as cash . . . the rest only exists on a computer.
3. The first text message ever was sent on December 3rd, 1992 by a British engineer. And it said “Merry Christmas.”
4. Banks could design money to look however they wanted until 1861, when the U.S. Treasury stepped in and standardized everything. Before that, special Christmas money was pretty common, including a lot of bills that featured pictures of Santa.
5. There are only 571 people who’ve been in space. The definition of being in space is at least 50 miles above Earth.