Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

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

Most chemical drain openers open blocked drains by eating and boiling their way through the clog. Obviously, chemicals strong enough to dissolve grease, hair, paper, and other items can do great damage to your eyes, lungs, and skin. Accidentally swallowing even a small amount of drain opener can result in grave injuries or death.

There are eight time zones in North America.

The gorge of the Grand Canyon is 217 miles long. 56 of those miles are in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The canyon varies in width from 4 to 18 miles.

It takes 17 muscles in your face to smile, 43 to frown.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

In Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was officially discovered.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

The ‘spot’ on 7UP comes from its inventor who had a red eye. He was albino.

315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

During the chariot scene in ‘Ben Hur’ a small red car can be seen in the distance.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge (30th) was born on July 4, 1872.  Presidents John Adams (2nd) and Thomas Jefferson (3rd) both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. President James Monroe (8th) died on July 4, 1831.

The chameleon has eyes independent of each other and can simultaneously look in 2 directions.

Mir Bahboob Ali Khan (1856-1911), 6th Nizam of Hyderabad and richest prince in India, never wore the same garment twice in his entire lifetime. His clothing, fashioned of fine white muslin, was worn once and then given to palace servants.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Why is it when someone is really drunk, they are described as being “three sheets to the wind?”

The sheets referred to are the control ropes attached to the sails on a ship. When three of these sheets are untied and allowed to run free the now uncontrolled sails flap in the wind. As a result, the ship staggers and lurches just like a drunk person.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

Why do the Chinese eat with chopsticks?

Legend has it a Chinese emperor feared a public uprising so much he ordered his troops to collect all metal implements that might be used as weapons against him.

This also included the metal eating utensils in use by the Chinese.  Deprived of metal knives and forks, the Chinese people (legend has it), learned to eat with narrow sticks they cut from bamboo trees Рgiving
birth to chopsticks.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

There is no statute of limitations on murder.

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.

Dialing can be spelled dialling.

Rainbow- top is red Bottom is purple.

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