Today’s Trivia

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Clockwise and counterclockwise were originally sunwise and widdershins before clocks were common. (source)

 

Yahoo! turned down the chance to buy Google for $1 million in 1997. (source)

 

Sesame Street’s Big Bird has a Teddy bear named Radar. This is a tribute to actor Gary Burghoff, who played Radar O’Reilly in M*A*S*H*, a character who was known for his teddy bear companion. Burghoff was also an activist for bird preservation. (source)

 

The background noise you hear in cellphone conversations is actually generated by your mobile provider to ensure you that the person on the other end doesn’t hang up on you. (source)

 

There is a poisonous jellyfish in Australia that is smaller than your fingernail, can ‘fire’ stingers from their tentacles, has venom that is 100 times more poisonous than a cobra, and 1000 times more powerful than a tarantula. (source)

 

 

  • P1LL

    Everything in Australia tries to kill you .

    • Hazards001

      Ha…yep..I flatted with 5 other kiwis on the gold coast. We were getting in some firewood from the shed by the pool when I saw a red back and killed it. Maryanne said..”why? ” I replied it was poisonous…she asked how I knew and Mike (her partner) replies..”FFS ya silly tart…it moved didn’t it?”

  • DK

    MASH, love it!

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