Today’s Trivia




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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