Thinking World War 2, we remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs.
Bombing of Tokyo was even worse.
“An aerial armada of 334 B-29 bombers took off from newly established bases in the Mariana Islands, bound for Tokyo. In the space of a few hours, they dropped 1,667 tons of napalm-filled incendiary bombs on the Japanese capital, killing more than 100,000 people in a single strike, and injuring several times that number. It was the highest death toll of any air raid during the war, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By comparison, the bombing of Dresden a month earlier had resulted in around 25,000 deaths.” [tupungato]
9. The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass is Murder
The wondrous smell you get while cutting grass is actually a chemical distress signal, you’re smelling the silent screams of your lawn. [cdgallahue]
It is a clever defense mechanism. Herbivores eat the grass, and it releases a smell. Predators catch a whiff and eventually associate the smell with food. [Nukethepandas]