Today’s Trivia

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Retinas appearing white in flash photographs can be a sign of eye cancer. (source)

 

A thumbs down in gladiator fights did not mean the death of the loser, but instead the disapproval of the killing. (source)

 

The practice of putting the dollar sign before the amount was inherited from the British. It came about as a means of thwarting crooks from adding digits to increase the sum of the amount paid. (source)

 

The more times a scientific experiment is replicated, the less significant its results become, a phenomenon called the ‘decline effect’ that is troubling scholars in a number of fields, ranging from psychology to ecology. (source)

 

Crocodiles are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards. (source)

 

 


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