Today’s Trivia


A Nepali farmer was bitten by a cobra then the farmer bit the cobra back. The cobra died but the farmer didn’t. (source)


A South African man successfully performed a citizens arrest on a drunk police officer in January. (source)


Male fruit flies will turn to alcohol when rejected by female fruit flies. (source)


Poison Dart Frogs are poisonous due to the diet. Frogs raised in captivity are not poisonous. (source)


Many shelters won’t allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween, for fear that they may be sacrificed or tortured. (source)




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  • GregM

    Looks like an ethanol molecule, link to number 3 ?

    • James Stephenson

      Benzene ring, so Phenethyl Alcohol which would be a fruity smelling alcoholic compound.

      • Nick

        Haha, well done!

        • James Stephenson

          26 years and finally my Chemistry A level is useful…

  • RightOfGenghis

    I’ll throw caution to the wind and go for Phenethyl alcohol. Not sure about the link though

    • RightOfGenghis

      …commonly used in the cocktail ‘snakebite’ ;)

    • GregM

      Yep, you three are onto it.


    Yeah very good.
    Just because I’ve got hair on my face it doesn’t mean I’m a bloody goat.

  • Cremster

    Benzyl alcohol – found in fruits and teas. A fruity alcohol – perhaps what a fruit fly might like.

    EDIT – missed a CH2 – phenethyl alcohol as per ROG and James…

    • GregM

      Heh! I missed the whole CH ring, I must try to keep both eyes open….

      • Bunswalla

        Heh, I haven’t got a frickin clue what the frick you’re all frickin talking about. But that’s just me.

        • I think he was saying something about Chris Hipkins ring.

          • GregM

            Lesley! Travis is being rude again!

          • Bloody nark!

  • Dick Brown

    lol the fruit fly; hard luck mate

    • Dick Brown


      check out all the NEEERDS in this comments page

      • Kimbo


        You mean chicks don’t dig chemistry?!

      • GregM

        Old proverb:
        “Better to be a nerd than a dumb cunt, the money’s better”
        Just sayin’ :-)

  • Magoo

    ‘Male fruit flies will turn to alcohol when rejected by female fruit flies.’

    Don’t we all.