Monthly Archives: September 2010

Trivia of the Day – Thursday

Why are steering wheels on motor boats normally on the right-hand side of the boat?

The “rules of the nautical road” require power boats to yield to other vessels approaching from their right. In order to give the skipper of such a boat a clear view in this direction, steering wheels are traditionally placed on the right-hand side of the boat.

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Trivia of the Day – Wednesday

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

Bruce Lee was so fast they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves.

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Trivia of the Day – Tuesday

Why do eyes sometimes appear red in a flash photograph?

This occurs when a flash is aimed so that its light reflects off of the back of the eye and into the camera lens. The red you see in a photo is caused by the blood vessels in the retinal tissue on the back of the eye.

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Trivia of the Day – Monday

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby.’

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Roses MAY Be red, but violets ARE, indeed, violet.

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Trivia of the Day – Sunday

 

Why are sellers of illegal whiskey called bootleggers? 

Back in the days of the Old West it was illegal to sell alcohol to Native Americans. Disreputable vendors/peddlers would sometimes smuggle the alcohol onto Indian reservations by hiding flasks in the leg of their boots. These smugglers became known as “bootleggers,” a term which now means anyone who smuggles illegal alcohol.

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Trivia of the Day – Saturday

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.

Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest.

In Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was discovered.

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Trivia of the Day – Friday

Why is a presentation sometimes called a “dog and pony” show?

A “dog and pony” show originally described a small circus which had little to offer in the way of animal life. No elephants, lions, bears, or horses, just dogs and ponies. After a period of time, this expression was used to describe any unimpressive performance.

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