Today’s Trivia

Via screenjunkies.com

Via screenjunkies.com

 

The proton beam from a particle accelerator will slice straight through a human head – but not necessarily kill you. (source)

 

The current (unofficial) record for the New York to LA.. “Cannonball Run” is 31 hours and 4 minutes. Want to have a crack at it? You’ll need to average  about 144km/h for the trip. (source)

 

Heads of Lego mini-figures have a hole in the top so that a child would still be able to breathe if the piece was stuck in its throat. (source)

 

Last year the US spent 20% of its annual budget on Defence, another 56% on Entitlements (mostly Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) and 7% on Interest on debt. The rest is on minor things like education, law enforcement, highways and bridges, prisons, NASA etc. (source)

 

One of the Physical Tests to become an FBI special agent is to do as many push ups as you can, for as long as you can: there is no time limit. (source)

 


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  • Richard

    Though to be fair on US Federal spending; the Department of Education employs no teachers and educates nobody. It’s a taxpayer-funded lobby group for teacher unions (and should never have been established – another piece of Jimmy Carter’s disastrous legacy). Actual education is still carried out, paid for, and administered at local-body level.

  • johnbronkhorst

    “The proton beam from a particle accelerator will slice straight through a human head – but not necessarily kill you. (source)”

    In chris hipkins case his skull would act as a cyclonic chamber and actually amplify it.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Chippie could confuse the proton and it could commit suicide inside his head….

  • johnbronkhorst

    “The current (unofficial) record for the New York to LA.. “Cannonball Run” is 31 hours and 4 minutes. Want to have a crack at it? You’ll need to average about 144km/h for the trip. (source)”
    When I was in LA they actually blocked off Hollywood Boulevard one night, to display all the cars.

  • johnbronkhorst

    “Heads of Lego mini-figures have a hole in the top so that a child would still be able to breathe if the piece was stuck in its throat. (source)”
    Bullshit, they are life like replica’s of trevor mallard.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Last year the US spent 20% of its annual budget on Defence, another 56% on Entitlements (mostly Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) and 7% on Interest on debt. The rest is on minor things like education, law enforcement, highways and bridges, prisons, NASA etc. (source)
    Now you know why I call obama the worst ever president!!!!

  • johnbronkhorst

    “One of the Physical Tests to become an FBI special agent is to do as many push ups as you can, for as long as you can: there is no time limit. (source)”
    Shit, I could do one a day for 20 years…They’d think I was a super hero!

    • Donovan Jackson

      You’ve been on form all day today JB!

    • JB, if you’re going to quote stuff that often, learn how to enclosed quoted text in <blockquote> and </blockquote>, it will make it look so much nicer!

      Like this

      Last year the US spent 20% of its annual budget on Defence, another 56% on Entitlements (mostly Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) and 7% on Interest on debt. The rest is on minor things like education, law enforcement, highways and bridges, prisons, NASA etc. (source)

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