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Quite Interesting Things about... October - John Lloyd

Blog | By John Lloyd | Oct 13, 2022

When is the most productive time of year? Who was the first person to break the sound barrier? Your questions answered in John Lloyd's October facts

  • During the three-month breeding season starting in October, the greatest density of wildlife per square metre in the world occurs on the island of South Georgia.
  • A survey of 1.8 million office projects and 28 million individual tasks found that the most productive time of the year is 11am on a Monday in October.
  • In October 2008, inflation in Zimbabwe reached 231,000,000 per cent.
  • The First World War officially ended on 3rd October 2010.
  • 8th October is World Octopus Day.
  • On 9th October 2013, NASA’s Juno spacecraft travelled round the Earth at 50 times the speed of a bullet.
  • On 12th October 2017, Austrian police arrested a man in a shark costume for breaking a newly enacted ban on wearing face-coverings in public.
  • On the evening of 13th October 1947, Chuck Yeager got drunk and broke two ribs falling off a horse. The next day, he became the first person to break the sound barrier.