Heads-UP #9 – From curved bananas to Pablo Escobar

We’re back for #factfriday, with the best, most interesting and often weirdest things we’ve learnt this week. Get that cup of tea ready and have a little break before the week:

  • Divine characters are generally represented wearing blue colours in opposition to the natural Earth light (yellow) that we mortal human beings experience every day. – Laurent
  • Forget the great white sharks and crocs – creepy crawlies (spiders) are actually the world’s top predators. – Krish

  •  Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun. – Marco
  • The average child in America watches over 40,000 television commercials in a year, or over 100 a day. – Andrea
  • The average computer gamer is absolutely nothing like what you’d think. 52% of gamers in the UK are female and the average age is around 30. Goodbye stereotypes! – Bill
  • When he died in 1993, Pablo Escobar was one of the wealthiest men in the entire world. He made Forbes’ list of international billionaires for seven years straight. His drug empire was worth an estimated $30 billion and, by the end of the 80’s, he supplied 80% of the world’s cocaine. – Laura

  • Between 11 countries (including France, Germany, UK, China and Japan), Brazil is where people spend the biggest amount of time in their cars. On average, through their life span, Brazilians spent almost 5 years in their vehicle. What do they do the most in their cars? They sing. Brazil is where people sing the most while driving. – Efrem
  • Stuff from the AW Europe – a conference from a Amelia Rossi from Facebook about the importance of video formats and why we should care about it when creating social media content.
    75% of all mobile data will be video by 2020
    >75% video views per day happen on mobile in the UK
    100,00 hours of video are watched on FB every day
    150M daily active users viewing IG stories – Lucile

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