Today’s Trivia

 

Via newspaper.li

Via newspaper.li

 

Japans demographics are so skewed there are now more ‘adult diapers’ sold there than regular baby nappies. (source)

 

The word quarantine comes from the Latin word for 40. During the Black Death in Venice ships had to wait 40 days in dock before landing. (source)

 

The two biggest money losing movies of all time were both made by Disney in the last few years. “John Carter” and “Mars Needs Moms” lost USD336m between them. (source)

 

The fastest red card in a soccer match was for “foul language” and was pulled out after only 2 seconds. After the whistle to start the game Lee Todd said…  (source)

 

The US had an articulated plan to invade Canada in the early 20th century. The idea was canned as WWII got in the way. (source)

 

 


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  • Polish Pride

    John Carter from Mars is a brilliant movie well worth seeing.

  • Hazards001

    “The fastest red card in a soccer match was for “foul language” and was pulled out after only 2 seconds.”
    But the funniest was the one where the player was yellow carded and asked the ref “what would happen if I said you were a c*nt?”
    Ref told him he’d see the red card.
    Player replied “Well what would happen if I thought you were a c*nt?
    Ref replied..Don’t be ridiculous…I can’t do anything about what you think!
    Player said “In that case I think you’re a c*nt!”

  • parorchestia

    Elvis “The King” Presley visited the UK only once and stayed for only 2 hours. He was on his way home from military service in Germany and his plane touched down at Glasgow Prestwick for refueling. His Sergeant’s stripes were very new.

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