Today’s Trivia

 

 

Via fatguyorangebike.com

Via fatguyorangebike.com

 

It’s possible to survive in space for a couple of minutes: it’s the lack of oxygen rather than the change in pressure which will kill you first. (source)

 

During the 1913 Tour de France, riders could have no outside help repairing their bicycles. The race leader at one point had a front fork break and trekked the 10k to the nearest blacksmith where he forged a replacement himself. (source)

 

Penguins can drink salt water because their supraorbital gland filters excess salt from the bloodstream. The salt is excreted in a concentrated fluid from the nasal passages. (source)

 

The volume of a “buttload” is traditionally 2 hogsheads of wine or spirits. (source)

 

A Swedish political party has suggested banning upright urination for men. (source)

 


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  • johnbronkhorst

    During the 1913 Tour de France, riders could have no outside help repairing their bicycles. The race leader at one point had a front fork break and trekked the 10k to the nearest blacksmith where he forged a replacement himself. (source)
    Now a days, if he lost his right leg, his crew would have a genetically engineered one waiting to be fitted.

    • Travis Poulson

      Nowadays, if you start getting a bit behind you drop in to the nearest pharmacy. 7 times.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Penguins can drink salt water because their supraorbital gland filters excess salt from the bloodstream. The salt is excreted in a concentrated fluid from the nasal passages. (source)
    Isn’t this true of Galapagos iguana’s too.

  • johnbronkhorst

    The volume of a “buttload” is traditionally 2 hogsheads of wine or spirits. (source)
    Is this where the term “shit load” comes from?

  • JimmyMatamata

    I seem to remember that that the TdF rider received a time penalty becasue someone pumped the bellows for him…harsh!!

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    I read in Mark Steyn’s book that upright urination is banned in Germany already. I don’t know how a person is supposed to impose punishment without looking like a bogwhore though.

    • What is the reasoning behind this?

      To stop public urination? Health? What?

      • Lopsy

        The chicks are just jealous. They tried peeing standing up but there was nowhere to put the toilet paper.

        • LabTested

          Watch and learn. (However I appreciate that this is probably more information than you ever wanted to know on the subject of women peeing while standing up)

      • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

        I honestly do not know. I think it is sanitary reasons, but it comes across as madness if you consider the apparatus running Europe. 99% sure it is sanitary reasons.

        • johnbronkhorst

          It is the typical craziness of EU law making stupidity. To justify EU ministers massive salaries and perks!

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