Tuesday, June 11, 2019

DYK: Facts about Morrison shelters, cows, pandas, trident submarine, and Black Death

From: Robert W.
Sent: June 10, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Facts about Morrison shelters, cows, pandas, trident submarine, and Black Death



#1. Did you know that during WWII the British government distributed 600,000 Morrison shelters, which were designed as a DIY indoor bomb shelter kit for houses without cellars. When properly positioned they could protect a family from the collapse of a two story building and also doubled as dining table.

#2. Did you know that cows have regional accents like humans, language specialists have suggested. They decided to examine the issue after dairy farmers noticed their cows had slightly different moos, depending on which herd they came from.

#3. Did you know that China owns all of the pandas in the world and rents them out to other countries for $1,000,000 dollars a year. The only exception to this is the 2 pandas that China gifted to Mexico in the 70's but with agreement that if they had offspring China would own them.

#4. Did you know that there is a "letter of last resort" on every trident nuclear submarine in the Royal Navy. They are hand written by the PM and destroyed unread every time a new PM is elected. They contain orders for an event where Britain is destroyed, but nobody will know what they are until that time comes.

#5. Did you know that the Black Death, which killed 30-60% of the population of Europe, was reportedly spread to Europe as a result of an act of biological warfare. The infected Mongol army, during a siege of Caffa, catapulted infected corpses into the city to infect the inhabitants, some of whom fled to Europe.

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