Today’s Trivia


The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestlé Toll House in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. (source)


That although pandas eat bamboo almost exclusively, they actually have the digestive systems of carnivores . (source)


That over 90 percent of Hong Kong’s total food supply is imported. (source)


When Gangnam Style went viral, the stock Psy’s family was involved with made his father $11m and his brother $17m. (source)


That Venus is the only planet in the Solar System where the sun rises in the West and sets in the East. (source)




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  • DangerousE

    that is a chocolate chip cookie molecule!

    • grannymorris

      More accurately a chocolate brown (dye) molecule

      • DangerousE

        minor details, i smashed it

    • That bloody amazing 8-) , well done!

    • Nick

      Hahaha, good stuff! I was sure no one would get this one!

  • That’s the molecule that they get al the OHs from for the Gangnam Style song, like

    Oooooooooooooooooh pretty baby! Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

    (no idea…)

    • Bunswalla


  • Bunswalla

    Incorrect on item 5 Nick. The sun doesn’t “rise” or “set” anywhere at any time. It stays where it is, and we rotate around it.

    Kind of why it’s called the Solar System. V surprised OrphanIsland didn’t point this out.

    • Off my game M8!

      • Ah, those pesky frames of reference eh?

        • Indeed, the whole Solar system is floating on dark plasma, it’s re-write “space is” time, and no one else can stomach it …

          • RightOfGenghis

            OI, do you think mankind will ever reconcile relativity and quantum theory?

          • It is already, some people can’t reconcile the maths because they confuse the algebraic metaphors. And we have no way of interacting with the smaller particle sizes, so we have to “explode” electrons, to get any inkling of their behaviour

          • GregM

            Particle physics was my line of study many years ago, and I struggled a bit, mathematics is not my strong point.
            What would you all like to know about muons ?

          • Ummm …., Why does a muon and it’s 3 neutrinos bond to each other in the first place? , considering it’s an energetic particle, that emits string level particles as heat and electricity ?

            And how do you discern the E(M)field reaction, versus the particle reaction ?

          • GregM

            Now THAT is a very good question. ( and I’m very rusty ) Remember that It’s only energetic from the moment decay starts, so 2.2 ms which is a looooong time later it’s all over. Also because it has no substructure ( all it has is strings ), and 200 times the mass of an electron the neutrinos are stuck like shit to a blanket UNTIL decay begins. I wrote a paper on it in 1982 I will see if I can find it.
            Trying to attach the maths formulas but they’re png’s it won’t let me do it.

          • Indeed, hard to explain the calcs without knowing html Hex notation for the characters.

            I’m guessing they use a layered varied density metal detection scenario, but I always wonder about the granularity of the electronic interpretation.

            It also raises the question of, why don’t we see mass conversion ? , we can only observe very short lived decay, you’d expect natural occurrences (i.e. lightning in space) if it was a reality,.

            They reckon VoyagerII is traveling through plasma 40 times denser than the space around earth, the audio recording NASA has in quite profound, yet we see no Efield emanation or decay ?

            So why the EField/Mass bond we see on earth and on other planets we’ve crashed things in/on to ?

          • GregM

            Hahaha! It’s been a long week mate, and it was a long time ago.
            Like I said, really rusty but it was a very enjoyable four years :-)

          • Armchair ponderer myself :-)

          • GregM

            Armchair ? You lazy bastard I’m still in the office !

          • F’Sake M8!, You work too hard!

          • GregM

            Watching telly with a glass of pinot gris, I live at work, heh!

          • Sweet, I gave up drinking bad for the memory, anyway I’m off for some sleep.

            If you see them Doggs tell them they’re a pack of scabs 4 me will ya ?


          • P1LL

            Oh come on guys , we all know the answer is 42, SMH

          • RightOfGenghis

            My thoughts exacury ;)

  • GregM

    Its a Panda fart molecule from eating too much bamboo. Solved.

  • James Growley

    Sorry, you are all wrong – it’s Len in the middle of a ménage a trois.

    • *squint*


      can’t see it…


      *looks away*

  • RightOfGenghis

    I see in the pic the legendary hydroxyl radical, almost uniquely found in the atmosphere of Venus

    • GregM

      Yep. I thought there was some in our outer atmosphere?

      • RightOfGenghis

        Interstellar mostly but yes technically you are correct however with a half life of 10 to the -9 seconds you have to be on your game to see it. I just thought I’d sex it up by bringing in the Venus connection…

        • consider my gob smacked.