Today’s Trivia

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In 1775, about 70 years after the last Dodo’s death, the director of Oxford’s Natural History museum decided the museum’s stuffed Dodo was becoming too tattered and ordered it burned. A passing employee noticed and rescued a head and a limb. This is the last remainder of an actual dodo we have. (Source)  

 

Aircraft inventor Santos-Dumont believed air travel would bring peace to the world so he filed no patents and offered his designs free yet burned all his designs when he was accused of being a German spy during WWI and committed suicide after seeing aircraft used in warfare in the 30’s. (Source)

 

King Cobra is called as “King” becuase it can eat other species of snakes, and their poison doesn’t affect it. (Source)

 

Most Boeing 777’s and 787’s have a secret stairway that leads to a set of windowless bedrooms for the crew. In the Boeing 777, pilots have their own overhead sleeping compartments which feature two roomy sleeping areas, two business-class seats, and enough room for a closet, sink, or lavatory. (Source)

 

Most deaths from overdoses occur when a recovering addict relapses, and takes a dose that they’ve by then lost the tolerance for. (Source)

 

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