Today?s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

In 1945, a B-25 bomber pilot crashed into the Empire State Building’s elevator shaft, snapping the cable. By the time the elevator carriage reached the bottom, three hundred meters of cable had piled up beneath it acting like a spring, which allowed the lone occupant in the car to escape injured but alive. (source) ?

 

There have been 18 incidences of theft or loss of highly enriched uranium and plutonium confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency in the last 12 years. (source)

 

During the Korean war, American soldiers gave the codename “Tootsie Rolls” to 60MM mortar ammo, and on one occasion they were accidentally sent crates full of candy after their request for more ammo. (source)

 

Tarantulas and other spiders lack leg extending muscles, and rely on the blood pressure spike from a heartbeat to ‘reinflate’ the leg back to its extended position. This is why spiders curl up when they die. (source)

 

The ‘Door Close’ button in most elevators is actually just a placebo button. It only functions if pressed continuously, and is only meant to be used this way by firefighters and rescue personnel during emergencies. (source)

 

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