Today’s Trivia




In 1793 France tried to move to a decimal time system with 10 ‘hours’ in a day, 100 minutes per hour, 100 seconds per minute. It didn’t take but they had another crack with an amended version in 1897, which last until 1900. (source)


Red Forman, from that 70’s show, was originally to be played by Chuck Norris but he declined in favour of Walker: Texas Ranger. (source)


We’re going to run out of CO2 and it will kill us all. Eventually. (source)


North Korea has a 99% literacy rate. The test for literacy in North Korea is being able to write the name “Kim Il-Sung”. (source)


Only female mosquitoes bite. The males feed on flower nectar. (source)


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  • Michael

    Red Forman was the criminal gang leader in Robocop.

    • mark


    • Well done. I’m late to the party, but I don’t think I’d have made that link.

    • James Howlett

      Right you are Michael. I like to imagine Robocop and that 70’s show occur in the same universe and the criminal character is actually Red Forman. This is how I spend my time.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Lazy bastards were probably angling for a 3.3 hour work day.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      But they would die at average 29 (70 in real life)

      • Mr Sackunkrak

        And thus a retirement age of 21. Just marginally worse than the Greeks.

    • Michael

      It would even make Usain Bolt lazier – in decimal timimg his 100m world record would be just over 11 seconds.