Today’s Trivia

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A man spent 121 days in room with 40 venomous snakes in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 107 days, only to be told that they no longer maintain that record after achieving it. (source)

 

Gaius Gracchus, the ancient roman politician, had a bounty put on his head to the price of the head’s weight in gold. Although the head was delivered, the prize was never paid, as it was discovered that Gaius’ captor had emptied out his brain and replaced it with molten lead. (source)

 

Many small spiders, insects, viruses and bacteria float 1000’s of feet above the ground. They are guided by the atmosphere, and are the terrestrial analogue to ocean plankton. (source)

 

Brian Steward (a hospital technician) tried to kill his 11 month old son by deliberately injecting him with HIV infected blood. Just so he could save the $286 a month he had to pay in child support. (source)

 

There was about a 15 year period in which the flag of France was just a white flag. (source)

 

 


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