Today’s Trivia




Jack Churchill lead landing parties in WW2 with a broadsword and had multiple confirmed kills with a longbow. (source)


Dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet. (source)


There is a lake in Tanzania where if an animal falls in, it is turned into a kind of statue. (source)


Actor Mark Ruffalo has apparently been added to the US terrorism watchlist – and it has nothing to do with this. (source)


The worlds oldest dog died this year, not quite reaching 30. (source)


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  • Michael

    Pic is of a statue of Greek God Perseus showing the head of Medusa, who he slew. Anyone who caught the gaze of Medusa turned to stone.

    Like the animals in that lake.

    • James Howlett

      Nailed it. Good to see the WOBH community has a well rounded education including a few of the classics. Looks like you beat RoG by a nose.

      • Michael

        Um, “Clash of the Titans”. And a bit of Wikipedia afterwards to read the real legend.

  • RightOfGenghis

    Perseus with the head of Medusa, among whose many talents was turning men into stone for simply staring at her

    Edit: Damn Michael, you’re good!

  • middleagedwhiteguy

    A different, less stoic account of Jack Churchill than you will find in wikipedia

    • James Howlett

      Thanks for sharing – significant improvement on my link :)

    • motorizer

      Top quote: “If it wasn’t for those damn yankies we could have kept the war going for another ten years”