Today’s Trivia

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It is in fact not legal to marry your cousin in Texas – but it is in California. (source)

 

A White Rhino can hit a top speed of 42km/h – that’s faster than you. (source)

 

In 1916 an elephant was publicly executed for killing an assistant trainer at the circus. Method: hanging. (source)

 

A customs officer in the UK was fired after he let his wife go on an overseas holiday without him – then added her name to the No-Fly List. (source)

 

The worlds largest insect, the Giant Sea Scorpion, was about 8ft long and lived about 400 million years ago. (source)

 


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  • Michael

    Well done James, I’m stumped. But having the Shat involved always leads to something awesome (just ask Mark Richardson).

  • Lopsy

    That explains California then innit?

    • Absolutely nothing explains Cali.

  • You can marry your first cousin in more states than same-sex marriage. You can also marry your first cousin legally in New Zealand and one MP has.

    • Michael

      The cousin marraige taboo comes from 19th century eugenics theory. Prior to the industrial revolution your ancestors would probably have been inter-related as travel between towns was quite an undertaking.

      • You should look into the problems that Iceland are having with this. It’s not just a theory.

      • Orange

        rubbish

    • P1LL

      Do tell :)

  • Hazards001

    A customs officer in the UK was fired after he let his wife go on an
    overseas holiday without him – then added her name to the No-Fly List.

    And they fired him??? WTF?…See that’s what’s wrong with today’s touchy feely metro sexual feel good do as I say fucking society.

    In a better world they’d have promoted him for his ability to show forethought and innovative thinking!

    Brilliant…someone give that man a DB

  • BigDes

    They married each other.

  • James Howlett

    Petal took this one out. Denny Crane was put on the No Fly List as he had the same name as a suspected terrorist. From memory Alan went up against Homeland Security to sort it out.

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