Today’s Trivia

 

via thecia.com.au

via thecia.com.au

 

There is a mysterious, unexplained radio ‘space roar’ that is louder than anything else measured in space. (source)

 

The earliest documented version of the ‘Cinderella’ fairy tale is in Chinese. (source)

 

A few hundred million years ago, when trees were still relatively small, the world was covered in giant mushrooms. (source)

 

High tides occur on both sides of the Earth at the same time: not just the side closest to the moon but the opposite side as well. (source)

 

In 1995 a Boy Scout from Michigan had a crack at building his own nuclear reactor. He wasn’t wholly successful but got to the point where authorities shut him down. (source)

 


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  • middleagedwhiteguy

    Link is to #2 as the picture is from the movie of the brothers Grimm. Noted Fairy Tale writers

  • pidge

    Brothers Grimm, collectors of fairy tales, link to the Chinese Cinderalla trivia

    • pidge

      Damn, snap!

      • middleagedwhiteguy

        indeed.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    ‘A few hundred million years ago, when trees were still relatively small, the world was covered in giant mushrooms.’
    That fungi is still here – Tane Mahuta

  • Steve (North Shore)

    High tides are caused by the Moon – and the Earth spinning anti-clockwise.
    Just try turning to the right and see what happens

  • Tom

    The boy scout has been at it again recently too..

  • Dick Brown

    Space roar is obvious Cthulu

    • GORDON GIBSON

      Yeah and Dick
      Just like my old Grandpa used to say: You never laugh at a man with a small willy because he’s most often pushing it, not pulling it.

  • James Growley

    The space roar is Wussell trying to get his flag back.

    • Tiberius

      He doesn’t roar, he whimpers.

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