Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Americans spend more on dog food every year than they spend on baby food.

Most extras assembled for a single scene: 300,000, for the two-minute funeral scene in Gandhi.

Most insects used in a film: 22 million bees in The Swarm.

Most kisses in a movie: 127, by Lionel Barrymore in Don Juan (1926). The recipients were Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor. This was also the first feature film with a musical soundtrack (but no dialogue).

The words “racecar” and “kayak” are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

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Don’t Forget to Enter the New Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Today is the last day – have you entered to win the new Kindle Fire I am giving away via my Free Kindle Books and Tips blog?  You can if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/714kf into your web browser!

 

Good luck!

Michael

 

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Penguins typically mate only once a year and lay one egg.

Very few species of shark, including the mako and great white, are warm blooded.

Vincent van Gogh didn’t cut off his ear–not all of it anyway. He only cut a portion of the lobe.

Both writer Edgar Allen Poe and LSD advocate Timothy Leary were kicked out of West Point.

Americans will hold more parties in their homes on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.

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Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out periodically for each of my blogs, as most of you read them on your Kindles vs. the computer or via email: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog, newspaper, or magazine all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog, newspaper, or magazine post in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website and for some unexplained reason it doesn’t show up on your Kindle, or (c) you’ve ordered a book, app or anything else for your Kindle and it never seems to download.

You may need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here or type in http://smarturl.it/screenshots into your web browser to read my post on the Kindle Books and Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your e-Ink Kindle and Kindle Fire.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle.

Here is how you reboot an e-Ink Kindle:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options. Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Here is how you reboot a Kindle Fire:

  1. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then release the power button.
  2. The Fire will turn off.
  3. After the Fire has turned off, press the power button once and release it to restart the Fire.

Once you reboot your Kindle, it could take about 1-2 minutes to reboot. Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business. If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!

Michael

Looking for more – or a more reliable – source of free books for your Kindle? You can check out my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkb into your web browser!

Are you receiving the blog’s posts by email? You can if you click here or type in http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/subscribe into your web browser – just fill in your email address, smack the “Subscribe” button, and make sure you reply to the confirmation email!

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends upon the bottom.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified.

The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan

All porcupines float in water.

Cat’s urine glows under a blacklight.

Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white but actually clear.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

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