Today’s Trivia

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Rats “laugh” when tickled.  (Source)

 

Words such as tomato, coyote, chilli, and chocolate are taken directly from Nahuatl, the language of the Aztec Empire.  (Source)

 

Lettuce produces more greenhouse gas emissions per calorie than bacon does.  (Source)

 

Pope Francis is an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.  (Source)

 

Switzerland, a landlocked country, has a merchant marine fleet consisting of 47 ships. (Source)

 


 

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  • SteveWrathall

    Rats (link 1) leave a sinking ship (Titanic)

  • Charlie

    Swiss (link 5) There is a “Swiss Titanic Society” and 12 Swiss died on the Titanic

  • TomThumb

    What type of lettuce did they serve on the Titanic…? Iceberg!

    • AS

      Well done TomThumb … thought that might have been too obscure a link so glad someone got it :)

  • bristol

    Leonardo Dicaprio, who starred in the movie ‘Titanic’ is an outspoken environmentalist against greenhouse gasses. Link to # 3

  • Nechtan

    There is a “theory” that the Titanic was cursed because her hull number 390904 was a mirror image for NO POPE. Link to item 4?

    • Abjv

      Cursed yes but not by the pope. The first was a decision during design to use thinner hull steel than the engineers had recommended to save weight. That decision caused by grandfather to resign from Harland & Woolf and move to Vickers yard at Barrow to work on ships with thicker hulls. The second was to have a helmsman on that fateful night who had been bought up on sail. To make a clipper turn to port you turn the wheel to starboard; steamers had the wheel rigged the other way around.

  • Asian_driver

    When divers found the wreck of the Titanic there were no rats , but were amazed the pool was still full

  • Uncle Bully

    The Titanic was headed to Manhattan, NY when it sank. Harlem is a neighborhood within the borough of Manhattan. Link to #4

  • andrewo

    A reference to Labour’s popularity in the latest opinion polls?

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