Today’s Trivia

Via guardian.co.uk

Via guardian.co.uk

 

The word ‘ye’ is in ‘ye olde antique shop’ is just the precursor the the word ‘the’ and is pronounced as ‘the’. (source)

 

There is a primary school in Antarctica with 15 students in the town of Villa Las Estrellas. (source)

 

It costs USD25k to climb to the upper base camp of Everest – payable to the Nepalese government. (source)

 

There is something called ‘Betteridge’s Law of Headlines’ which states that basically any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered ‘no’. Don’t take it too seriously, he published an article with a headline which broke his own law. (source)

 

In 1918 the Spanish Flu killed more people in 24 weeks than AIDS killed in 24 years, or the Black Death killed in a century. It infected over half a billion people, killing between 10 and 20 per cent. (source)


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