Today’s Trivia

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The ‘falling sensation’ and jerk reflex felt before sleep may go back to our ancestors having to re-adjust themselves when sleeping in trees, so they didn’t fall out. (Source)

 

General David Petraeus was accidentally shot in the chest with an M-16 rifle. The hospital released him early after he did fifty push-ups without resting, just a few days after the accident. (Source)

 

Canada’s coastline is longer than the rest of the world’s coastline, combined. (Source)

 

Quicksand itself is actually harmless; it is less dense than people so sinking entirely into it is impossible. The danger comes from continuing to struggle, which can lead a person to be stuck, and fall victim to tides, weather, dehydration, or even hungry animals. (Source)

 

George Washington had to borrow money to travel to New York to be inaugurated as the first President (Source)

 

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