Today’s Trivia




We took a surprisingly long time, and focussed on many other things, before we figured out the wheel. (source)


In Switzerland a group of citizens may challenge a law passed by Parliament, if they gather 50,000 signatures against the law within 100 days. A national vote is scheduled where voters decide by simple majority whether or not to accept the law. The population of Switzerland is a touch over 8 million. (source)


After a local girl was hit by a car running a red light in Gansu province in China, a 74yr old man spent a day throwing bricks at rubbish drivers – assisted by random members of the community. Would have been longer but the police stopped him. (source)


Originally Steve Wozniak was Employee #1 at Apple. Jobs was #2. This didn’t last long – Jobs decided to become Employee #0. (source)


In the early ’80’s, mainly due to saturation of the market with low quality product, there was a crash in video games sales from USD3.2b in 1983 to USD100m in 1985. (source)

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