Here are some random facts for you . . .

1.  The people who created the mp3 used the same song over and over to test their compression:  "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega.  They picked it because, quote, "a warm, acapella voice" is the hardest thing to compress.

2.  Even though M. Night Shyamalan gets a lot of heat for making a bunch of bombs, all but one of his movies have been profitable.  The only movie he ever made that lost money was "Wide Awake" in 1998.

3.  The fax machine was invented about 30 years before the telephone.

4.  Every single Snickers bar, except the tiny Halloween-sized ones, are made in Waco, Texas.

5.  "Paranormal Activity" is the most profitable movie ever, percentage wise.  It cost $450,000 to make and made $89.3 million.  That's a return on investment of 19,751%.

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