Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Parthenophobia is the fear of virgins.

The average life span of an umbrella is 1 1/2 years.

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.

Normally there are born 94 females to 100 males. But among quadruplets there are 156 females for every 100 males.

The slipper-shelled snail starts life as a male and gradually turns female as it grows up.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Three-fourths of household water is used to flush the toilet and take baths and showers.

Sex for one hour will burn off 11 Hershey Kisses, or 360 calories.

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.

In Vermont (USA), it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. That makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. That is like a human jumping the length of a football field.

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

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

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Bonus Trivia

Why is extorting money called “blackmail?”

When the English owned the majority of the farmland in Scotland, they charged the Scottish farmers rent called “mail,” from a Scottish word meaning rent or taxes.  Payments were normally made in silver, and this was called “white mail.”

When a farmer could not make his payments, the payment had to be made in produce, and this was called “black mail.”  During the threat of eviction, some landlords demanded more produce than was actually needed to cover rent, which coined the term “blackmail” in its present negative connotation.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

Polar bears are left handed.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated (who decided to get an ant drunk?).

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10th of a calorie.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

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

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Over 90% of the calories you burn are used to maintain your body temperature. A good way to lose weight is, therefore, to expose your body to the cold.

The insulation of the fuel tanks on a Saturn V rocket was so good an ice cube placed inside would take 8 years to melt.

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you are there.

Acute hasopharyngitis is more commonly known as a cold.

Quinine is an alkaloid extract of the bark of the Cinchona tree.

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