Trivia of the Day for Friday

The longest U.S. highway is route 6 which starts in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and ends in Bishop, California.

In M&M candies, the letters stand for Mars and Merrie.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The volume of the Earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.

Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, was born on a day in 1835 when Haley’s Comet came into view and he died exactly 75 years later in 1910 when Haley’s Comet came back.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food.  That’s the weight of about six elephants.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

7% of Americans don’t know the first nine words of the American anthem, but know the first seven of the Canadian anthem.

5% of Canadians don’t know the first seven words of the Canadian anthem, but know the first nine of the American anthem.

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Bonus Trivia

Why does a sudden scare sometimes cure hiccups? 

Hiccups are spasms of the muscles in the diaphragm controlled by the vagus nerves. The spasms occur when the nerves are irritated, such as with a full stomach, carbonated water, etc.  It is sometimes possible to stop the spasms by giving the vagus nerves other tasks to perform. Since a sudden scare sends a host of signals down the vagus nerves to slow the heartbeat and decrease blood pressure, this distraction often causes the nerves to forget about the spasms and the hiccups to stop.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow.

There are more plastic flamingos in the US than real ones.

About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.

More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.

It’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Omaha, Nebraska.

Slugs have four noses.

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

One in every four Americans has appeared on television.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

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