Today’s Trivia



The proper plural of “octopus” is not “octopi”, but rather “octopodes”. (source)


It is by pure coincidence that we exist on a planet and in a time when our star is covered exactly during a total eclipse. No other known planet has total eclipses and at some point in the future they won’t occur on Earth either. (source)


The US Air Force was working on a supersonic flying saucer in 1956. (source)


Ejector seats subject pilots to such massive g forces (double digits) that spinal compression fractures are common. (source)


In April 2010, radio astronomers working at the Jodrell Bank Observatory spotted an unknown object in the galaxy M82 ,sending radio signals and the emission was never seen before in the universe,and the object was moving 4 times faster than the speed of light. (source)



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