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  1. Cost for solar has decreased from $101.05 per watt in 1975 to $0.447 per watt in August of 2016. The cheapest bid for unsubsidized solar is 2.42¢/kWh—cheaper per kWh than natural gas, coal, or nuclear power can provide practically anywhere in the world.

  2. In 1983 US Interior Department secretary James Watt banned the Beach Boys from playing at the National Mall, saying the concerts encouraged drug use and attracted the wrong element. He was forced to apologize after finding Ronald Reagan was a fan.

  3. James Watt calculated horsepower by measuring the output of an actual horse in order to quantify how many horses his steam engines could replace.

  4. After Mick Jagger rang up bandmate Charlie Watts during the night and asked "Where's my drummer?" Watts got out of bed, shaved, dressed in a suit, put on a tie and freshly shined shoes, then went to Jagger's room and punched him in the face.

  5. James Watt needed to convince skeptics to ditch their draft horses&buy his steam engine. To prove its superiority, he measured a horse walking in ­circles to turn a grindstone in a mill. He multiplied distance it walked by its ­~180 pounds of pulling force&came up with a new measure: horsepower

  6. Sir Robert Watson-Watt, the inventor of RADAR was caught speeding with a RADAR gun and reportedly said, "'My God, if I'd known what they were going to do with it, I'd have never have invented it!"

  7. A drunk Mick Jagger once called Charlie Watts' hotel room late at night looking for "my drummer." Watts got up, showered, shaved, dressed in a shirt and tie, went to Jagger's room, punched him in the face and then went back to bed.

  8. The world's fastest supercomputer (TH-2) requires 24 million Watts of power, but still needs to be about 100,000 times faster to match our 20 Watt brain.

  9. A language teacher volunteered to teach troubled black high school students French in Watts, California after the race riots. The principal warned him he would "be sorry" but within a few weeks students were speaking to each other in French

  10. Sir Roberrt Watson-Watt, the inventor of the RADAR was caught speeding with a RADAR gun. He reportedly said "My God, if I'd known what they were going to do with it, I'd have never have invented it!'"

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Glass has been recycled for almost 3,000 years. It never wears out as a raw material. Just one recycled clear glass bottle saves enough energy from the manufacturing process to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours.

About Krista & Tatiana Hogan. Conjoined twins with a thalamic bridge allowing them to know each other's thoughts and share senses, yet each retains a distinct sense of self. Biologist Peter Watts has described them as the first natural hivemind of the human species (second source in comments)

When Isaac Watts wrote "Joy to the World" he didn't intend it to be about Christmas, but rather about Christ's promised return at the end of time

The original microwave output 3,000 watts and could cook a steak well-done in 50 seconds.

Naomi Watts' father (Peter Watts) was a roadie for Pink Floyd in the 70's and is responsible for the laughing heard on their 1973 album The Dark Side Of The Moon.

That, including the Chernobyl disaster, Nuclear Power is responsible for 0.09 deaths per Terra-watt hour of electricity produced. Coal is responsible for 170 deaths/TWh

That, on average, one Google search consumes the same amount of electricity as powering a 60 watt light bulb for 17 seconds.

The US Army has a prototype vehicle, the HEL MD, armed with a 50-watt laser cannon capable of taking down mortars and UAVs. They're planning on doubling its power so it can take down cruise missiles.

John Brinkley, known for transplanting goat testicles into men, also ran a “border blaster”. His radio station, XER, was permitted to broadcast at one million watts by the Mexican government. Strong enough to be heard as far away as Canada and through metal fences and dental appliances locally.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has sketched every hotel room he has stayed in, including the furniture

When the Watts riots in August 1965 came close to the Desilu studios where Star Trek was being filmed, producer Herbert F. Solow said to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry that they would openly display the phaser rifle to scare the rioters away from the studio

This reaction generates nearly 140 watts of power, making polonium useful for thermoelectric generators.

The price of the Easy Bake Oven increased by twenty dollars when Hasbro redesigned the toy with a heating element instead of a consumer provided 100 watt light bulb.

In 1965 when the Watts riots came close to a Star Trek studio, an executive suggested scaring away rioters with prop phaser rifles.

Although California didn"t have the Jim Crow laws of the southern states during the era, laws and attitudes kept most blacks in southern California in the Watts neighborhood and some surrounding towns, such as Compton.

The coulomb, volt, ohm, and watt are also named after scientists who either worked with Ampere or whose work he highly regarded and studied.

Houston Texans" defensive end J. J. Watt was awarded the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year in 2012.

In August 2014, business man Mike Watts built a 400m toll road without planning permission in Kelston, Somerset offering a shortcut through a field to the A431 which had been partially closed due to a landslip. By 14th October 2014 it had been used by 100,000 vehicles.

The Xbox One uses 18 Watts in standby / "instant on" mode. It jumps to 23 Watts for a few seconds anytime it hears you say "Xbox" even if you don't say "On" afterwards.

The riots took on a racial tone early when the overwhelmingly black rioters attacked and looted non-black businesses. The rioters also attacked white and Hispanic motorists who were unfortunate enough to be driving through the area during the riots.

Sixteen natural nuclear reactors have been found beneath Gabon. They could produce roughly 100,000 watts of power at any given time.

The original incident and the riots began at the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and 116th Street.

The human brain runs on 20 watts of power.

Houston Texans" MVP recipients have included running back Domanick Davis in 2005, linebacker DeMeco Ryans in 2007, wide receiver Andre Johnson in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013, running back Arian Foster in 2010, and defensive end J. J. Watt in 2012.

Robert Watson-Watt, who developed early warning radar in Britain to counter the rapid growth of the Luftwaffe, propounded a "cult of the imperfect", which he stated as "Give them the third best to go on with; the second best comes too late, the best never comes."