15 Pieces of Trivia So Vital, We Fear That To Forget Them Would Be To Lose A Piece Of Ourselves
Ah, the wonders of the modern world! We live in an age of technological marvels that can do almost anything. From the Oregon Trail to Yoda in a Saudi Arabian school textbook, it seems like there’s nothing we can’t do. But it’s not just technology that’s advancing; our understanding of the world around us is growing, too.
Take a look at this list. It’s a collection of stories that span the gamut of human experience. From a man who won a lawsuit after his ex-employer threw him a surprise party, to a study that found that managers spend more time on social media than their subordinates, to a freediver whose heart rate slowed to 11 bpm during a dive, to a mysterious void in the Great Pyramid of Giza, to a guy with a 35,000-watt sound system in his home, to the fact that 300 million people have no friends, to the fact that bears store their poop during hibernation, to the skills Leonardo da Vinci listed in his job application, to the fact that the iPad still doesn’t have a calculator, to Gates McFadden’s choreography in Jim Henson films, to the amazing rate at which the Willow Run plant made B-24 bombers, to the mind-bogglingly long time it takes for white dwarf stars to become black dwarfs.
This list is kind of a testament to the amazing things we can learn and discover, and the incredible people and stories that make up our world. So, let’s dive in and explore!