Today’s Trivia




The shortest war in history was won by the British Empire. In 1896 Zanzibar had a can of whoop-ass opened on it and gave up after 40 minutes. (source)


The British and Irish Lions last won a test series in 1997, against then world champions South Africa. (source)

Samsung has a military branch, producing jet engines, robots and howitzers. (source)


Jesse Owens – the sprinter who won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – was a pack a day smoker and died of lung cancer aged 66. (source)


In 2012 several types of Banana Boat sunblock were withdrawn after it was found to be highly flammable. At least 5 people actually caught fire before the recall occurred. (source)


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