30 Random Bits of Trivia That Are a Part of This Balanced Breakfast

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30 Random Bits of Trivia That Are a Part of This Balanced Breakfast

Disclaimer: Trivia tidbits alone have no detectable nutritional value. But if you eat a banana while you read them, you’ll have a whole banana’s worth of vitamins and minerals floating around inside of you.

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CRACKED THREE STARS, ONE SYSTEM, 4.25 LIGHT-YEARS AWAY: ALPHA CENTAURI. Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to Earth, consisting of three stars: Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B, and Proxima Centauri. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to Earth, located 4.25 light-years away, while Alpha Centauri A and В are a binary pair located 4.35 light-years away. They orbit a common center of gravity every 80 years.

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CRACKED RADIOACTIVE SILVER MAY SAVE THE PLANET. Enrico Fermi and his team of scientists discovered that neutron bombardment of silver could increase its radioactivity, and Fermi went on to hypothesize that the splitting of a uranium atom with a neutron could result in a self-perpetuating chain reaction that would produce tremendous energy.

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CRACKED WAYNE GRETZKY'S '80S WERE RECORD-BREAKING. Wayne Gretzky dominated the NHL in the 1980s, setting records for most points (2,857) and goals scored (894). HOWE 1850

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CRACKED THE DOUBLE HELIX WAS DISCOVERED BY USING LSD. Francis Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, used LSD to help him deduce the double helix structure of DNA, and was an inspiration for a multimillion pound drug factory in Wales.

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CRACKED THE ASOH DEFENSE -A FRANK ADMISSION OF GUILT. The passengers and crew of Japan Air Lines Flight 2 experienced the perfect water landing when their DC-8 plane descended into the foggy bay south of the intended runway on November 22, 1968, miraculously without a single injury beyond a bloody nose. I f--ked up, Captain Kohei Asoh said, as he accepted the blame and preserved his career. COAST GUARD

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CRACKED BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CRAFTED HIS OWN WEIRD MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. The glass armonica is an instrument made of tuned and color-coded bowls that were spun with a foot pedal. Its sound was so beautiful it was said to be the music of angels.

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CRACKED A COURT DECISION THAT WILL SHAPE WESTERN HUNTING? In 2021, four hunters faced a criminal trespass charge for corner crossing public land parcels in Wyoming; their case may have implications on access to millions of acres.

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