Today’s Trivia

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Sweden has the largest scale model of the solar system in the world which stretches 950 km across the country.  (Source)

 

Tuvalu could finally afford the $100,000 it cost to join the United Nations after it received its first quarterly $1 million payment for leasing out the valuable .tv internet domain.  (Source)

 

Russia built a series of nuclear powered lighthouses along their northern coast. (Source)

 

In ancient China, women were encouraged to drink hot mercury to prevent being pregnant.  (Source)

 

The city of Jerusalem has been destroyed at least twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times and captured and recaptured 44 times. (Source)

 


 

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  • SteveWrathall

    Alexandria was the site of the Pharos (lighthouse). 1 of the 7 wonders of the ancient world -3

    • bristol

      What he said :)

    • AS

      Fast and totally correct! Well done

  • RightOfGenghis

    Sweden’s model of the solar system is a direct copy of the Ptolemaic Model. Its creator Ptolemy, the brilliant mathematician and astronomer of the greco-roman era, was one of Alexandria’s finest sons

  • bristol

    The ancient city of Heracleion lies submerged off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. Tuvalu fears a similar fate due to rising sea levels. Link to # 2

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