Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (6/24/22)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ on this Friday – June 24th, 2022. Let’s learn something together:

  1. One horse can have approximately 15 horsepower. The term was originally adopted in the late 18th century to compare the output of steam engines with the power of draft horses.
  2. Between parts and labor, it would cost around $878 million to build the Great Pyramid of Giza today. That is, if you could even find people willing to work, which might be more of a challenge these days than the cost.
  3. Until the 1960s, the most reliable pregnancy test was injecting a woman’s pee into a frog. If she was pregnant, her hormones would cause a fungus to grow on its back.
  4. The word “selfie” was used for the first time on an online message board in Australia in 2002. A guy posted a photo of his lip after he cut it drinking at a friend’s 21st birthday party.
  5. Nazi Germany claimed part of Antarctica in 1939. There are lots of theories on WHY they did it — from setting up a naval base to contacting UFOs.

Be sure to share one or more of these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

(Voltage Lab / Mashable / Slate / BBC / Google Books)

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