Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Kidney failures can be brought on by overuse of analgesics.

Standard, narrow, hard leather bicycle seats may compress nerves in the pubic area. This could lead to impaired sexual responses in men and (possibly) women.

Being too thin is as dangerous to your health as being too fat.

Left-handers comprise 4% to 10% of the American population.

Properly kept, vitamins remain stable for four years.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Lightning strikes the earth somewhere more than seventeen million times every day, or about two hundred times every second.

Foam insulation releases formaldehyde gas after installation in a house.

Sensitivity to foods may increase when they are consumed with, or around, the same time as alcohol.

Bacteria buildup in open tubes of mascara leads to eye infections.

Caffeine can produce the same symptoms as anxiety neurosis: insomnia, muscle twitching, headache, restlessness, and irritability.

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Enter to Win a New Kindle Fire!

On my Kindle Books and Tips blog, I am giving away a free Kindle Fire and, rather than limiting it to just those people who read that blog I think it’s appropriate to invite the readers of this blog and anyone else who wants to enter – it’s free to enter, but the giveaway ends Monday: if you’re interested, please enter now before you forget!

To enter, just click here or type in http://smarturl.it/714kf into your web browser – and how about telling your friends and family about the giveaway, also (heck, tell everyone you know!)?  I’m sure they would like a chance to win!

Have a great rest of your week-

Michael

 

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Here’s a little weather trivia for today (thought we’d try something different):

 

 

Greatest rainfall in a day: 73.62 inches (RØunion, Indian Ocean; March 15, 1952)

 

Greatest rainfall in a year: 1,041 inches (Assam, India; August 1880-1881)

 

World’s one minute rainfall record:   July 4, 1956, 1.23 inches of rain fell in Unionville, MD.

 

Greatest snowfall in a day: 75.8 inches (Silver Lake, Colorado; April 14-15, 1921)

 

Greatest snowfall in a single storm: 189 inches (Mt. Shasta, California; February 13-19, 1959)

 

Saratoga Springs, NY greatest snowfall: 58 inches (1888, March 11-14)

 

Largest hailstone: 17.5 inches (Coffeyville, Kansas; September 3, 1979) , wieght 1.67 pounds

 

Fastest surface wind speed: 231 miles per hour (Mount Washington, New Hampshire; April 12, 1934)

 

Fastest tornado winds: 286 miles per hour (Wichita Falls, Texas; April 2, 1958)

 

Highest world temperature: 136° F / 58° C, Al Aziziyah, Libya, 13 September, 1922

 

Highest USA temperature: 134° F / 56.7° C, Death Valley, California, 10 July, 1913
(neither 140° F / 60° C at Delta Mexico 8/1933 or 136.4° F / 58° C at San Luis Mexico, 8/11/1933 are internationally accepted)

 

Lowest world temperature: -128.6°F / -89.6°C, Vostok Station, Antarctica, 21 July 1983–without windchill.

 

Lowest world temperature in inhabited area: -90.4° F / -68° C, Oymyakon, Siberia (pop. 4,000), 6 February, 1933 and also at Verkhoyansk, Siberia, 3 January, 1885.

 

Lowest USA temperature: -79.8° F / -62.1° C, Prospect Creek, Alaska, 23 January, 1971.

 

Lowest USA (48 contiguous states) temperature: -69.7° F / -56.5° C, Rogers Pass, Montana, 20 January, 1954.

 

Lowest Northern Hemisphere Temperature: -81°F /-62.78°C; Snag, Yukon Territory(Canada); 2 February, 1947.

 

Fastest tornado winds: 286 miles per hour (Wichita Falls, Texas; April 2, 1958).

 

Longest tornado path:  293 miles on the ground, 1917,  traveled from Missouri to Indiana.

 

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

Earth is hit by 6 tons of meteorites every day.

Cows fart on average about 300 times a day. Humans fart, on average, only 8 times per day.

In 1980, more than 6 million trees were uprooted or flattened by the blast of Mount St. Helens in Washington.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Coca-Cola was originally green.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

33% of women surveyed lie about their weight.

Bananas grow on a tropical plant that is not a tree – it has no trunk. Bananas are gigantic herbs that spring from underground stems. What appears to be the trunk is a false stem formed by tightly wrapped leaf sheaths. With stalks 25 feet high, they’re the largest plant on earth without a woody stem.

The Windiest place on earth is Mt. Washington, in New Hampshire.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

Kangaroos can hop as fast as 40 miles per hour.

Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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