Today’s Trivia



While Steven Spielberg was filming Schindlers List Robin Williams would call him once a fortnight to tell him jokes to cheer him up. (source)


A family in Texas had a pet lion named Blondie. They got her in 1953, and she died of old age, not having killed any of them, in 1968. (source)


Not a single engineer employed on the Titanic survived. (source)


A woman was arrested in 2011 for injecting all sorts of ridiculous things, including cement, into other women for ‘cosmetic’ purposes. (source)


Unless I’ve been pranked, there appears to be a Donald Duck cartoon from the early ’40’s in which Donald is a Nazi. (LINKS TO VIDEO – source)


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  • conwaycaptain

    The bit about the engineers on the Titanic, after that KGV said that all MN engineers were to have purple inserts between the braid in memory of them.

  • Clive Frederick Palmer is an Australian businessman, most widely known as owner of Mineralogy and for his investments in other natural resource companies. As of January 2012, his net worth was estimated by Forbes magazine to be US$795 million. — Wikipedia

    How to link it? I’ll get back to you.

    EDIT: Here we go: In April 2012, he announced that he had signed a memorandum of understanding with CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct a replica of RMS Titanic, the Titanic II

    EDIT EDIT: (like a PPS), this could have linked to the other day’s one as well: Palmer plans on adding over 100 animatronic dinosaurs to his resort in Coolum, creating a simulated Jurassic Park.

    • Muffin

      Jeez you have some time on your hands…. Not a council employee are you?? :)

      • Self employed since ’94, and that was just some Google-fu

        • Muffin

          You are the black belt master of Google fu.

          I was kidding about the council thing

    • All_on_Red

      With the drop in mineral prices Clive has had a major reversal of fortune. He has recently been caught lying about the extent of his income from the chinese who dobbed him in. Given he is a rabid greenie who funds left wing publications in Oz – good job

    • James Howlett

      Petal takes it again. Looks like I have to dial it up a notch to try and fool google.

      • Not too much of the ‘again’ thanks. I flail about wildly and manage to score occasionally.

        • James Howlett

          Sounds like my standard visits to Ponsonby Rd nightclubs…

  • Josh Metcalfe

    The Donald Duck cartoon is legitimate. It parodied the Nazi regime and at the end was revealed to have all been Donald’s dream.

    • Hazards001

      Yep, those were the days when cartoons were satire and commentary. They were brilliant. Hitler and his thugs would have been livid to be parodied like that. A total piss take of them.

    • James Howlett

      So why can’t we get Spongebob as an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber?

      • Southpark had a very good go at Saddam Hussein