Today’s Trivia


Chewing gum is in fact legal in Singapore. The ban was lifted in 2002, but it is only available in sugar-free varieties and only with a prescription. (source)


The actor who played Grima Wormtongue in the Lord of the Rings films was also the voice of Chucky in the Childs Play films. (source)


In 1988 the Cosmopolitan magazine claimed that unprotected sex with an HIV-positive  man did not put women at risk of infection, adding that it was impossible to transmit HIV in the “missionary position”. (source)


At the UN meeting after the first attempt by the US to launch a satellite into orbit failed, the USSR offered the embarrassed Americans aid which had been earmarked for ‘undeveloped nations’. (source)


Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal. (source)

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