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Interesting trivia thread

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A thread for all those interesting little snippets that we pick up in life but serve little if any purpose.
 

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Dr Brian Cox was the keyboard player in D:ream who had a massive hit with. ‘Things can I only get better’
 

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The Saturn V rocket that launched man to the moon had five fuel pumps, each more powerful than the combined power of the four jet engines on a Boeing 747.
 

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The ex-USSR produced over 90% of the global titanium output - the Lockheed Blackbird SR71 was largely made from titanium: during The Cold War the US military sourced the titanium they needed for the project by ordering titanium from the USSR by forming bogus companies and ordering it on a commercial basis without the USSR realising they were supplying materials that threatened their very existence.
 

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Some of the stuff on here is almost believable?
 

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The stealth bombers had to be repainted if they got too wet.. The paint used was ( is ? ) hygroscopic and after a dowsing were not so stealthy !
 

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Evel Knievel was named by a guard when he was locked up (for a change) and his cell mate was called Awful Knoffel.
 
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