Today’s Trivia

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In 2002, a 86 year old man was held 45min at the airport due to a strange metal item in his pocket that TSA couldn’t understand – it was a Medal of Honor. (source)

 

Gingers don’t feel pain to the same degree that everyone else does. Redheads are less sensitive to electrically induced pain, but are more sensitive to thermal pain. (source)

 

Fanta is available in hundreds of flavors, including “Mushroom,” “Red Tangerine,” “Lychee Soursop,” and “Banana Fermented Milk” (source)

 

Yubitsume is the Yakuza ritual of chopping off part of one’s pinky as either punishment or an apology. Reason: Amputation of the little finger makes a proper grip on a samurai sword impossible, weakening him in battle and forcing the person to be more reliant on his boss for protection. (source)

 

A former bonded child labourer from Pakistan escaped the carpet factory at the age of 10, helped free over 3000 kids from slavery, helped bring down Pakistani carpet exports by $34 million, before being murdered at the age of 13. (source)

 


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