Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

The rumbling sound your stomach sometimes makes is called a “borborygmi.”

The first automatic turn signal was an illuminated human like mechanical hand on the Hispano-Suiza Alfonso that extended to indicate right and left turns.

The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect of dried leaves of the common foxglove plant, digitalis purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications, digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart contractions and the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.

An average adult female wolf in Minnesota weighs 60 to 80 pounds.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

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