Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

East St. Louis is in Illinois.

A basketball hoop is 18 inches in diameter.

In Kansas, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and South Carolina (but not Louisiana) a woman can be legally married at the age of 12. You youngsters on this list shouldn’t get any new ideas.

The working title of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel Catch-22 was Catch-18.

40 percent of Americans suffer from shyness.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

The red and white label on a Campbell’s Soup can comes from the colors of the Cornell University football team.

The cartoon character “Popeye” is immortalized in a statue in Crystal City, Texas.¬† Finding out where Crystal City, Texas is on a map is a trivia question in itself.

Until 1869, the M.A. degree from universities was an honorary award.

The “D” in D-Day stands for “Day” to reiterate its military importance.

A bee uses 22 muscles to sting someone.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

A duck feather weighs approximately .016 to .063 grams.

The term “senator” means “old man” in Latin.

Earthworms don’t have eyes or ears.

The Federal Aviation Administration once did a study that found the average airline stewardess has a nose of 2.18 inches long. I wonder how many of my tax dollars went to determine this useless piece of trivia?

Insects can shiver.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

An ant has five noses.

At one time, all radio stations east of the Mississippi River had call letters beginning with the letter “W.” West of the Mississippi, they began with the letter “K.”

A cave man’s life span was only 18 years.

Cinderella is known as “Tuna” in Finland.

In days long ago, when men who worked on the railroad visited a brothel, they left their red lamps outside – and there you have the coining of the phrase “red light district.”

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

Lightning is the cause of most forest fires.

The J&B in the famous scotch maker’s name stands for Justerini and Brook.

The stopwatch on 60 Minutes is made by Heuer.

BMW, as in the car, stands for Bavarian Motor Works.

Two of three Americans have hemorrhoids.  Gross.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Dr. Scholl’s first name was William.

An armadillo can be trained to be housebroken.

Rudyard Kipling would write only with black ink.

In many species of birds, the eyes weigh more than the brain.

New Mexico is the only US state with two official languages – English and Spanish.

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Bonus Trivia

What two United States Presidents were bachelors when elected?

Two Presidents of the United States were bachelors when elected: James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland.

During his first term, however, Cleveland was married to Frances Folsom, daughter of his former law partner at Buffalo.

Buchanan, the only President who was never married, is known as the Bachelor President. He was the fifteenth President and was Lincoln’s predecessor in the White House.

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