Today’s Trivia

Via fanpop.com

Via fanpop.com

 

China faces a brain drain of epic proportions, about 7 in ten of its students who enrol overseas never return. (source)

 

During WWII the Russians used a biplane on the Eastern Front so slow the German planes couldn’t target it without risking stalling. (source)

 

An OECD report in 2005 concluded that the average Dane will have a negative net contribution to public finances over his or her lifetime. (source)

 

When the British army was developing the first armoured vehicles, known as ‘landships’, they didn’t want anyone to know what they were up to – so the name ‘tank’ was  used to throw people off. It stuck. (source)

 

The inventor of the Nintendo Gameboy started as an assembly line worker/janitor for the firm. He was promoted. (source)

 

 


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  • Hazards001

    An OECD report in 2005 concluded that the average Dane will have a
    negative net contribution to public finances over his or her lifetime

    FFS..cue Angry Tory.

    • thor42

      Sweden must be coming close to this situation too, given that they are flooding the country with Muslims (the vast majority of whom will drain far more from welfare than they ever pay in taxes.)

  • Sideshow Bob kidnaps Bart Simpson and flies the Wright Flyer biplane

    • LabTested

      ..and is chased by a tank

      • I’m nailing my colours to the biplane today.

        • James Howlett

          You’re right to do so. The US struck the same problem as the Germans with the Russian bi-planes – target was going too slow to engage. Eventually I think they just chased after Bob and Bart on foot.

  • Timboh

    Surely you jest? Putting a photo of Sideshow Bob under a word like trivia is only asking for trouble. This is not a guy that you want to dislike you. See for yourself… http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Robert_Terwilliger

  • SteveWrathall

    Chinese students choose to stay overseas? Why not? They can then have as many kids as they like.

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