50 things we didn’t know a year ago

Well, well, well. Wasn’t 2008 a newsy little year?

Believe it or not, stuff happened that had nothing to do with the
presidential election, gas prices or Michael Phelps. Not that you’d
have an easy time sifting through all the media debris to find the
information that actually meant something.

For those and other warm, delicious infomuffins, we humbly present
our list of stuff you know this year that you didn’t know this time
last year. Feel free to unleash these at your New Year’s Eve party:

10. The world’s oceans are growing more acidic at an increasing
rate, a phenomenon that may lead to major disruptions for corals,
lobster, oysters, crabs, mussels and snails, which have difficulty
building their calcium crusts in such conditions.

Jeff Houck, morganton.com, The News Herald, 29 December 2009. Article.

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