Today’s Trivia



Blue whales are so enormous, that a human can swim through their largest veins and arteries. (source)


The Ancient Roman’s would flood the Colosseum to re-enact sea battles (source)


In the past decade over 600 species previously unknown to science have been discovered on Madagascar (source)


Spinach’s reputation as a health food and a giver of strength, popularised by Popeye, was largely the result of a misplaced decimal point when calculating its iron content. As such, people considered it 10x more iron rich then it actually was. (source)


The word dollar comes from the 16th century German word Joachimsthaler (shortened to thaler), used to describe coins minted in Joachimsthal, Bohemia. (source)




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  • RightOfGenghis

    Well done Nick, keep ’em coming

  • Well done Nick, welcome aboard the team. Pete has certified you re: training.

  • For the first time I’m actually enjoying the Trivia post, because I didn’t know what was in it!

    Welcome aboard Nick.

    Others are currently being upskilled to help out as well. You’ll see some more new names pop up over the days ahead.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Please add my uncle Sheep to your team. He will give you more trivia than you want guys….

  • Nick

    Thanks guys! There’s plenty more coming!

  • Muffin

    Congrats Nick, I would love to have given this a shot.

  • GregM

    Top work Nick, awesome.

  • Welcome to the party Nick, looking forward to reading your stuff :-)

  • Whafe

    Great start Nick, welcome to the army…..
    Keep them coming…..