Today’s Trivia

National Geographic

National Geographic

After a massive power outage in Los Angeles during the 90s, many residents called 911 and reported seeing strange clouds overhead – the Milky Way (source)

 

During the Siege of Leningrad in WWII, 9 Soviet scientists died of starvation while protecting the world’s largest seed bank, refusing to eat what they saw as their country’s future. (source)

 

Despite sharing the same oral language, British, Irish, Australian and American sign language are all completely different languages. (source)

 

The Man in the Iron Mask really existed. He stayed in the mask for 34 years leading to much speculation about his identity and why the king of France would want his face hidden and why he was kept alive instead of executed. (source)

 

In the year 2006, an Australian tried to sell New Zealand on eBay (source)

 

 


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