Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bonus Trivia

In case you’re attending a wedding this weekend…

 

Why should all men be married by the age of thirty?
If a man had not married by the age of thirty, a Spartan of ancient Greece lost his right to vote and was forbidden to attend certain events – primarily the ones in which nude young men and women made merry!

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Being too thin is as dangerous to your health as being too fat.

Left-handers comprise 4% to 10% of the American population.

Properly kept, vitamins remain stable for four years.

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

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4 New Kindles Announced – Including a Color Tablet

I am sending this out to each of my Kindle blogs, as originally posted on the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog…

Okay, the long-awaited announcement of the new Kindle is here but, rather than one new Kindle, there are four:

This is exciting news – new gadgets and great prices.  More to come on each in later posts – I figure you can read about them yourself vs. me doing a copy and paste from the Amazon website – but I will tell you just ordered a Kindle Fire (will be released on November 15), and this is a direct competitor to the iPad.  Here are some of the features of the Kindle Fire:

  • Watch over 18 million movies, plus all of the TV sshows, songs, magazines, and books from the Amazon store are available.
  • Thousands of apps available now with more to come – the Droid operating system has the fastest-growing app development going on now.
  • Fast web browsing.
  • All of your Amazon content (books, movies, songs, periodicals, etc.) will be stored for free on Amazon’s cloud servers.
  • Color touchscreen.
  • Dual-core processor.
  • If you are an Amazon Prime member, there are over 10,000 movies and TV shows you can watch for free.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Sensitivity to foods may increase when they are consumed with, or around, the same time as alcohol.

Bacteria buildup in open tubes of mascara leads to eye infections.

Caffeine can produce the same symptoms as anxiety neurosis: insomnia, muscle twitching, headache, restlessness, and irritability.

Kidney failures can be brought on by overuse of analgesics.

Standard, narrow, hard leather bicycle seats may compress nerves in the pubic area. This could lead to impaired sexual responses in men and (possibly) women.

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Bonus Trivia

It was the accepted practice in Babylonia 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in- law with all the mead he could drink.

Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month” or what we know today as the “honeymoon.”

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Earth is hit by 6 tons of meteorites every day.

Cows fart on average about 300 times a day. Humans fart, on average, only 8 times per day.

In 1980, more than 6 million trees were uprooted or flattened by the blast of Mount St. Helens in Washington.

Lightning strikes the earth somewhere more than seventeen million times every day, or about two hundred times every second.

Foam insulation releases formaldehyde gas after installation in a house.

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