Archive of: birthday
My father always told me that the day we stop learning is the day we die. I wrote this as a sort of preparation for my 35th birthday last week. Some of these are poignant, others are simply trite; I attribute the latter to my growing sense of sentimentality as I age.
This will be me in a few short months (end of October fact fans), turning 35 and taking stock of life so far. I hope I can collate as witty and intelligent a list.
From Time Magazine:
It was at 1.58pm on January 28, 1958 that then-Lego head Godtfred Kirk Christiansen filed a patent for the iconic plastic brick with its stud and hole design. Since then, the company has made a staggering 400 billion Lego elements, or 62 bricks for every person on the planet. And if stacked on top of one another, the pieces would form 10 towers reaching all the way from the Earth to the Moon.
I’ve also found out from the various press materials released by Lego today that there are 4 billion LEGO minifigs in the world, which makes them the largest population group on earth. Let’s give them the vote.