Monthly Archives: February 2010

Trivia of the Day – Sunday

After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

For $150 you can become a licensed dead animal hauler in Texas.

The world’s largest oatmeal cake was baked and built in Bertram, Texas during Labor Day weekend 1991. The 33-layer cake stood more than 3 feet tall, weighed 333 pounds, and served 3,333 people.

If you keep a Goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.

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Trivia of the Day – Saturday

About 80 percent of all bird species in the world inhabit wetlands.

The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.

Early Spanish missionaries in Texas hoped to encourage the spread of European values by offering flannel underwear to Native Americans.

‘I Love Lucy’, a 1950’s sitcom, airs every hour of every day somewhere in the world.

In Texas, it’s illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.

The average American visits a fast food restaurant six times a month.

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Bonus Trivia

A pound of termites has more nutrients than a pound of beef or pork.  That’s really disgusting to me.

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Trivia of the Day – Friday

 

If a bacterium has enough nutrients to live, it will probably divide into two daughter cells. If not, it will probably form a spore casing that can be revived later on, as in the case of Bacillus or Clostridium. They can live for centuries, as evidenced by the “discovery” of bacteria from the ancient Egyptian tombs.

Bacteria reproduce by binary fission, meaning one cell divides into two. Would you consider both of the cells new? If so, you could say that a bacterium can live forever by dividing itself into infinity.

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Trivia of the Day – Thursday

 

Many moons ago, cookware and dishes in Europe were made of an orange clay called “pygg.” When people started saving coins in jars made of this clay, they jars became known as “pygg banks.”

In the nineteenth century, allegedly an English potter misunderstood the meaning of the term “pygg,’ thinking it was “pig.” When someone asked him to make a pygg bank, he made one shaped like a pig. This idea caught on and soon everyone wanted a “piggy” bank.

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Trivia of the Day – Wednesday

 

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

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

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

Shakespeare invented the word “assassination” and “bump.”

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

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Trivia of the Day – Tuesday

You would have to drink 100 cups of coffee in four hours to get a lethal dose of caffeine–ten grams.

Fresca, the soft drink, had problems when it was sold in Mexico. Fresca is slang for lesbian.

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896.  Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

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

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