Today’s Trivia




After receiving complaints, Subway explained that ‘Subway Footlong’ is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub, and not intended to be a measurement of length. (source)


In 2010 a US high school issued Macbooks to its students, loaded with remote activation and tracking software. The activation ability was used to covertly switch on the built in Macbook webcams and snap thousands of pictures of students, including while they were away from school. Chaos ensued. (source)


Capuchin monkeys have been trained to understand the basics of money. And they spent it on sex. (source)


There doesn’t seem to be a satisfactory explanation as to why circles have 360 degrees. (source)


The US Postal Service built giant concrete arrows across the continent so early airmail pilots knew where they were going. (source)

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