Daily Trivia

snipe

The word “sniper” is derived from the hunting of snipes. A snipe is a small bird said to be difficult to hit, even for experienced hunters, so anyone skilled enough to hit one was called a ‘sniper’. (source) ?

 

To reach the rank of Grand Master of Memory you have to memorize 1,000 random digits in an hour, the order of 10 shuffled decks of cards in an hour, and the order of one shuffled deck of cards in under 2 minutes. (source)

 

The largest cashew tree in the world covers an area of about 7,500 square metres (81,000 sq ft) and produces over 60,000 fruits each year. (source)

 

None of the accused in the Salem Witch Trials were ever burned at the stake. They either died in prison or were hanged. (source)

 

The famous photo the Hubble Space Telescope took known as the Hubble Ultra Deep Field is a 110 MB file for the full picture and took 11.3 days to capture. (source)

 

 

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