Today’s Trivia

Via empireonline.com.au

Via empireonline.com.au

 

The small, water-dwelling animal with 8 legs known as the Tardigrade is probably the hardiest living creature. It lives in all sorts of climates and can survive in the vacuum of space. It’ll outlive us all. (source)

 

In the first Iraq war a US F-15 managed to take out an Iraqi helicopter mid-air by dropping a laser guided bomb on it. (source)

 

The US Army Research Office budgeted USD4m in 2009 to researchers at the University of California to develop “silent communications system for dispersed ground forces, of a language-based means of communication for individuals who are unable to speak aloud” … or telepathy. (source)

 

It’s estimated that in 1995 Windows 95 was the second most installed piece of software in the world. Classic first-person shooter Doom was No. 1. (source)

 

Joseph Goebbels tried to have Hitler expelled from the Nazi party in 1925. (source)

 

 


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  • bobby

    In fairness of the ridicule that Whaleoil often pays out to the Herald for using inappropriate photos on their news items it should be pointed out that the photo of Tim Cruise here is on similar grounds. That pic is from Top Gun, a film about F-14s. The item linked is about an event involving an F-15.

    • Hazards001

      Tim who?

      • bobby

        Doh! Typo.

        • Hazards001

          If you want to play the pedantic game it pays to be good at it. Doh!

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