Today’s Trivia






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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