Today’s Trivia

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A man built a secret apartment in a mall garage, gets away with living there, off and on, for four years. (source)

 

Hacker Kevin Mitnick spent 8 months of his prison sentence in solitary confinement because law enforcement officials convinced a judge that he could start a nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone. (source)

 

A teenager was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 3.2 kilometers to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. Only to endure a 9 day walk to the nearest civilization. (source)

 

Norway has no minimum wage, however Mcdonald’s workers make between 95 – 140+ kroner ($16-24USD) per hour depending on their age. (source)

 

TV weather forecasts deliberately and systematically overstate the chances of rain. This “wet bias” occurs because the audience is more upset when they’re caught in an unexpected shower without their umbrella than when predicted rain fails to materialise. (source)

 

 


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