Today’s Trivia

via bookpalace.com

via bookpalace.com

In feudal Japan, merchants were the lowest class because unlike farmers and artisans, they don’t actually produce anything. (source)

 

‘Gentlemanly dueling’ was part of the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Participants used custom guns that fired non-lethal wax bullets. (source)

 

Researchers polled 250 children regarding their opinions on clowns; all 250 children in the study reported that they found clowns frightening. (source)

 

Why are they upset with the USA? The EU saves all its citizens’ texts, calls and emails for up to 2 years. (source)

 

Slacktivism is a form for activism that includes signing petitions and copying and pasting social network statuses. The support of an issue, or social cause that has little or no practical effect, other than make the person doing it feel some amount of satisfication. (source) [like commented on this blog ;)]

 

 


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