Today’s Trivia


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More than 50% of endangered languages are spoken in only 8 of the countries; India, Mexico, Brazil, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia & Nigeria.  (Source)


The ice cream cone was invented at the 1904 world fair by a vendor named Ernest A Hamwi. When Hamwi was running out of ice cream cups he toyed with wafer like waffles and rolled it into a cone. Thus the ice cream cone was invented.  (Source)


“Happy Birthday” is the highest earning song of all time.  (Source)


The word canvas is derived from the Latin word “cannabis”, and canvas made from hemp was quite popular among artists for whom cost mattered until the end of the 18th century.  (Source)


The knots on logs are from where the branches split off. (Source)



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  • Sally

    Concrete-like blocks made with hemp and lime have been used as an insulating material for construction.

    The first example of the use of hempcrete was in 1986 in France with the renovation of the Maison de la Turque in Nogent-sur-Seine by the innovator Charles Rasetti. Link 4

    • AS

      Well done Sally, correct answer for today

  • Sally

    The word canvas comes from old Northern French ‘canevas’. Link 4

  • SteveWrathall

    Champenois, spoken in the Champagne region, is considered an endangered language by UNESCO (1)