Monthly Archives: April 2011

Trivia of the Day for Saturday

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Windmills always turn counterclockwise.

A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

What is “dry” ice?

Dry ice is nothing more than compressed carbon dioxide gas. It is compressed until it is liquefied; after liquefaction, it is frozen.

Dry ice is used as a refrigerant as it changes back to a gas without becoming a liquid. It remains in a solid state for a longer time, and at cooler temperatures, than ordinary ice.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

How does a bird find a worm when the worm is in the ground?
Worms crawl up when the earth is still cool and wet with the morning dew in the morning, before the sun rises. This is also the time when the early birds (who are pretty hungry) go hunting.

When a bird stands on the ground near where the worm is crawling around underneath, believe it or not it can feel the vibrations with its feet.  Additionally, the bird will cock its head and zero-in on the sound with
their super-sensitive ears.

After the bird has located the worm through the vibrations and noises, it will plunge down, grab the worm, and dine on breakfast. Ever hear the phrase, “the early bird gets the worm?”

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Bonus Trivia

 

What country is 1,300 miles long, has totally different types of vegetation at each end, and has a total land area (in square miles) less than the US state of Montana?  (Scroll down for answer)

The answer is Japan.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.

Average age of top GM executives in 1994 was 49.8 years. Average age of the Rolling Stones in 1994 was 50.6.

Elephants can’t jump, however, every other mammal can.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth are Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.

Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

 

The General Grant tree in the Sequoia National park could provide enough wood to build a town of fifty six-room houses. Sequoia trees live to be more than 3,000 years old because the bark is virtually impervious to harm from disease, insects, or even fire.

Every year a mature tree of three hundred years sends down a plethora of millions of seeds, each the size of a pinhead; the odds, however, are about a billion to one any of the seeds will develop into a giant tree.

By the way, the General Grant tree is over 270 feet tall and over 40 feet in diameter.

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