Today’s Trivia

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In the 30’s, large concrete arrows were sometimes used to help direct pilots on their routes. (source)

 

Using the word “literally” as “an intensifier for statements that are not literally true” is actually considered correct. The usage dates back to the 18th century, and can be found in writing by the likes of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain. (source)

 

Female bedbugs don’t have vaginas so that male bedbugs have to make one with a razor-like penis to breed. (source)

 

Humans have fewer genes than rice. (source)

 

Henry Ford was the first Industrial Giant to give his workers both Saturday and Sunday off, in hope that it would encourage more leisure use of automobiles, and thus popularizing the idea of the “weekend”. (source)

 


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  • LabTested

    ‘In the 30′s, large concrete arrows were sometimes used to help direct pilots on their routes’

    In the UK in the 90’s I knew of a businessman who navigated his private helicopter by following the motorways

    • Hazards001

      I still do…and now it’s even better in Auckland as you can use the same system to follow arterial routes…just look for the traffic jam.

    • Mediaan

      Helicopter? Why use one? Highly prone to accidents.

      Expensive way to commit suicide, however they navigate.

    • Yup, well-documented. IFR flight rules, I Follow Roads.

      Or Rivers.

      ;o)

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