31 Bits of Trivia We Tabled and Vowed to Circle Back to at Last Week’s Meeting

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31 Bits of Trivia We Tabled and Vowed to Circle Back to at Last Week’s Meeting

These facts do bring up some interesting points, so hopefully you have the bandwidth to hear them all out. There’s no rush. Take one in, and let it gestate. Then, since this analogy is clearly about corporate America, just scroll on your phone for a few hours before moving on to the next fact. If you feel like it, of course.

Avocados never ripen when on their trees. CRACKED.COM This makes avocado trees the perfect spot for farmers to store their avocado harvests, simply picking them right before selling them.

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More than 850 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea. CRACKED.COM Many of the languages in the country are only spo- ken and understood by a few thousand people in the world. This makes Papua New Guinea one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world.

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CRACKED.COM whiptail lizards are all female. Aspidoscelis, a genus of New Mexico lizards, has no males. They reproduce through natural cloning. Their organisms have mechanisms in place to preserve genetic diversity.

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A 20th century performer wowed audiences by breathing out of his butt. As a young man, Joseph Pujol joined the French army, where he found his first audience in his fellow soldiers. What made Pujol so remarkable was his ability to expand his abdomen, sucking up a gust of air through his butt and then exhaling. it.0M

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Carrie Fisher was a Hollywood script doctor. Fisher rewrote a lot of her Star Wars lines which helped shape the wise-cracking princess. Her skills were extremely valuable in Hollywood, and she punched up the jokes on a decade's worth of comedies. CRACKED.COM

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Ukrainian soldiers uncovered 4th century urns while they were digging defense trenches. GRACKED.COM Soldiers with the Ukrainian 126th Territorial Defense found the tall, bot- tle-necked jars along with some ceramic shards. The amphorae have been dated to the fourth or fifth centu- ries C.E.

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The number of sea turtle nests in Florida has increased more than 85,000% in the past 40 years. CRACKED COM In 1979, there were 62 known North Atlantic green sea turtle nests in Florida. By 2017, that num- ber had climbed to 53,102, thanks to the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

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Only two countries officially start with The. GRACKED COM Sorry, there is no The United States, or The Maldives. Only The Gambia and The Bahamas formally in- clude the in their names.

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