Today’s Trivia



That no one knows who invented the fire hydrant, because its patent was burned in a fire. (source)


That 2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for “fun”. (source)


That a tiny rodent known as a “hero shrew” has such a strong spine that a man once stood on the back of one for five minutes, stepped off, and the animal walked away unharmed. (source)


90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. (source)


The Northern lights make an audible sound in the atmosphere. (source)




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  • middleagedwhiteguy

    The pic links to the first item, as that is the US Patent Office that was destroyed in the fire.

    • Nick

      Haha, yep!

  • Steve (North Shore)

    “90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years.”
    That is why there are stupid people that blame everyone except themselves.
    The data is on a disk, hard drive, some media storage. The Human has no need to store anything in the BRAIN.
    The only requirement is to be able to operate a keyboard or a cellphone, the learning process is dying so fast – just as fast as the internet age.
    The brain is a muscle, use it or lose it

    • Chancey

      its lost im a child of the ’50s and mostly i dont exercise it anymore i google

      long live holiday’s in tents – and god bless the english teachers who make the kids READ books

  • James Growley

    The Hero Shrew has nothing on the down town Auckland rat. A bunch of years ago in a six storey building on Customs Street (long since demolished), apprentices used to catch rats in large cages overnight. In the mornings, they would take the cages to the top floor, open the cage door, watch the rats drop six storey’s, bounce off the footpath and run off.

  • Kimbo

    Didn’t some supposed expert opine in about the 1830s that human inventions had reached such an extent, there would probably be no more patents issued?