Monthly Archives: January 2011

Trivia of the Day for Monday

Your feet swell during the day and can become 10 percent bigger at the end of the day than they were when you woke up this morning.  I promise this will be the last one about feet for a while.

City Ordinance #352 in Pacific Grove, California (USA) makes it illegal, actually a misdemeanor, to kill or threaten to kill a butterfly.

The most popular name for a male cat is Tiger.

The state flower of Alaska is a forget-me-not.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

According to Goodyear, who allegedly spent 10 years researching this, a person’s right shoe will wear out faster than your left shoe.

An average person takes 18,000 steps per day. In your average lifetime, you will walk the equivalent of three times around the world. I’m tired just thinking about it.

George Washington had a size 13 foot. Robert E. Lee had a size 4.5 foot. I have a size 12.5 foot, sometimes 13, sometimes 12 – it just depends on how much water I am retaining on any given day. 

People are going to think I have a foot fetish with three days in a row of this stuff…

A hummingbird can not stand on its feet as they are not strong enough to hold them up on a flat surface.  I also have a hummingbird feeder in my back yard.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Plymouth Rock weighs seven tons.

Eli Whitney made more money as a gun manufacturer than he did from the cotton gin.

The roller coaster was invented in the 17th century in Russia.

There are more sweat glands on the soles of your feet than on any other part of your body, which is kinda why I mentioned sweaty feet earlier in this week’s trivia.

Speaking of feet, did you know African elephants stay on their feet for 35 to 40 years?

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

William Moulton Marston was the creator of Wonder Woman. He also invented the polygraph.

Flamingos can only eat when their heads are upside down.

Abraham Lincoln died in a bed slept in by his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Chinese celebrate their birthdays only once every ten years.

A toad has no teeth.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

There are 11 points on the Canadian flag.

Montgomery Ward’s first catalog was only one sheet of paper. It was first printed in 1872.

Almost half of the bones in your body are in your hands and feet.

Istanbul, Turkey is actually in two continents – Asia and Europe.

Your brain is approximately 80% water.

Your feet perspire approximately one-half of a pint of water per day. Here in Houston my feet perspire a whole pint, but that’s more information than you wanted to know beside it being damned hot here most days in Houston.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

The letter “Q” is the only letter not used in the spelling of any of the 50 US states.

The great horned owl is the only animal that will eat a skunk.

The kiwi is the only bird that has nostrils at the end of its bill.

The National Safety Council says more Americans choke on toothpicks than choking on anything else.

“Celluwipes” was the original name of Kleenex during the initial marketing effort in 1924.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Sharks are the only fish that can blink both eyes.

James Buchanan was the only bachelor US President.

Maine is the only state in the US which has one syllable.

Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake entirely in the USA.

Nepal is the only country in the world which does not have a rectangular flag – it has two triangular pennants, one on top of the other.

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