Today’s Trivia



Claudette Colvin was the first African American woman to refuse to move to the back of a bus nine months before Rosa Parks did, but the NAACP did not want to use her to represent their organization because she was 15 years old and pregnant. (source)


Sales of the Guy Fawkes mask — used by protesters all over the world as a symbol of their fight against government corruption and corporate power — all go to corporate powerhouse Time Warner. (source)


Profits from Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon were invested in the production of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (source)


In 1937, a natural gas leak at the local school in New London, Texas caused a massive explosion that killed upward of 295 students and teachers, the deadliest school disaster in US history. Adolf Hitler even sent his condolences by telegram. (source)


Lord Nelson, one of the greatest British naval commanders of all time suffered from chronic sea sickness throughout his career. (source)



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