In 1990 two thieves enter disguised as police, take 500 million worth of paintings and leave: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Stewart_Gardner_Museum#Art_theft_of_1990
Facebook cofounder and billionaire. Fun facts:
– Saverin took advantage of Brazil’s lax insider trading regulations and made $300,000 via strategic investments in the oil industry.
– he renounced his U.S. citizenship; the citizenship change may have reduced the capital gains taxes Saverin would have paid after the Facebook IPO. In response, Senator Chuck Schumer introduced the Ex-PATRIOT Act, which could have prevented Saverin from ever entering the U.S. again, but the bill died in committee.
Cool ancient Japanese story about time travel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urashima_Tar%C5%8D
In Chinese, tomatoes are literally called Red Persimmons from the West (西红柿 = West + Red + Persimmon). This is so because persimmons are native from China, where they are simply called (柿子), where 子 only indicates that the grammatical class of the word is noun (and not, say, verb).
Cool English expression.
Interesting bio of the creator of Perl and patch utility:
Explains the origin of the name Perl, which is a biblic reference to the parable of the Peral of great value.