Fish tank hackers and other #FridayFunFacts
Welcome to this week's fun facts! As the saying goes, "ooh, you're so sharp, one day you'll cut yourself." If you keep reading these, that could be you, but have you ever wondered why papercuts hurt so much? Counterintuitively, it's because they don't bleed much, but the cut is clean, which leaves the nerves exposed to air. Ouch!
The queen is the only person in England who doesn't need a driver's license to be able to drive. Incidentally, she also doesn't need a passport. What does she do when she tries to open a new bank account, I wonder?
Men produce about 30% less testosterone in summer than they do in winter. It really puts a whole new spin on the phrase "Sun's out, gun's out".
In 1957, a schoolboy named Denis Cox wrote a letter to Woomera's Rocket Range, "urgently" trying to reach a "top scientist" with his designs for a rocket in an attempt to put Australia into the space race. While the world watched the fight between the USA and the USSR, only young Denis was rooting for Australia, but boy, did he have a plan!
Hackers recently used an internet connected fish tank in an American casino to access the rest of the casino's network. They managed to extract about 10gigs of data before they were, ahem, caught.
That's all folks. Have a great weekend!