Today’s Trivia


In 1967 a magazine published a fake story about extracting hallucinogenic chemicals from bananas to raise moral questions about banning drugs. People didn’t realize it was a hoax and began smoking banana peels to try to get high. (source)


Honey bees initially have up to 21 virgin queen bees, who fight to the death until there is only one. (source)


Cats have no naturally occurring antibodies against dogs blood so can receive dogs blood in life threatening situations. But only once. The second time proves fatal. (source)


In spite of what countless ninja movies and animes would have us believe, Shuriken were used mostly for distraction rather than killing, and had plenty of uses other than those of a throwing weapon. (source)


During the 19th century, spiral staircases were installed in firehouse’s to keep the horses from climbing up into the living quarters. These staircases slowed down response time, which led to a new invention: the fireman’s pole. (source)