Today’s Trivia

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When Nelson Mandela was released from prison one of his first questions was whether Don Bradman was still alive. (source)

 

You’ll never actually fall into a black hole because the difference in gravitational forces acting on different parts of your body will pull you to bits first. (source)

 

There’s a green-booted corpse on the way up Everest which is used as a checkpoint for climbers to know how far they are from the summit. (source)

 

Bane of the Stats 101 student, the ‘t test’, was invented at a Guinness brewery. (source)

 

The F-35 program has cost the Pentagon over USD1.5 trillion dollars so far for not a lot of actual combat contribution. Sounds like a lot – but when the plane is operating properly it can do some pretty cool things. (source)


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