Today’s Trivia

via Discovery

via Discovery

More of world’s poor live in India than in all sub-Saharan Africa. (source)

 

There’s a group called the “Extreme Cellists” who played on the roofs of all 42 Anglican Cathedrals in England within two weeks. (source)

 

The corona (“surface”) of the Sun is 20 times hotter than the Sun’s surface, and scientists have no concrete explanation why. (source)

 

Japan’s first foreign samurai was an African slave named Yasuke and he personally served under Oda Nobunaga. When Oda first saw him, he didn’t believe his skin was actually black so he ordered him to strip and scrub his skin. (source)

 

There’s a phobia called gymnophobia — the fear of nudity. Sufferers may worry about seeing others naked or being seen naked, or both. (source)

 

 

 


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  • Bunswalla

    “The corona (“surface”) of the Sun is 20 times hotter than the Sun’s surface”

    So, the surface is 20 times hotter than the surface. Now that makes no sense at all, Pete. Are you just checking to see if we’re awake? We are – just.

    • P1LL

      I was scratching my head thinking WTF too

    • Troy

      Yup double check on that… perhaps that there is no actual surface of the Sun to speak of, which doesn’t make it any easier to understand!

    • Travis Poulson

      “A corona (Latin, ‘crown’) is a type of plasma “atmosphere” of the Sun or other celestial body, extending millions of kilometres into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse, but also observable in a coronagraph. The word “corona” itself derived from the Latin, meaning crown, which in turn came from the Ancient Greek κορώνη (korōnē) meaning “garland” or “wreath”.

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