Today’s Trivia

Via nasa.gov

Via nasa.gov

The proper plural of “octopus” is not “octopi”, but rather “octopodes”. (source)

 

It is by pure coincidence that we exist on a planet and in a time when our star is covered exactly during a total eclipse. No other known planet has total eclipses and at some point in the future they won’t occur on Earth either. (source)

 

The US Air Force was working on a supersonic flying saucer in 1956. (source)

 

Ejector seats subject pilots to such massive g forces (double digits) that spinal compression fractures are common. (source)

 

In April 2010, radio astronomers working at the Jodrell Bank Observatory spotted an unknown object in the galaxy M82 ,sending radio signals and the emission was never seen before in the universe,and the object was moving 4 times faster than the speed of light. (source)

 

 

  • Hazards001

    M82 huh? Where’s the whack job when ya need him M8? Bet he could explain it.

  • Kopua Cowboy

    No questions where the tech for the flying saucer came from-

  • Get a grip

    The reference regarding ejector seats is related to one accident where two older fighters collided with 4 pilots/navigators ejecting. Interesting to note that they were using Martin Baker Mark 10 seats. It may have been more relevant if they had analysed the 800 ejections via the Mark10 seats. Please dont accept the premise of this trivia item

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