Monthly Archives: November 2011

Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 mph.

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

Only 55% of all Americans know that our sun is a star.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jell-O.

In 75% of all American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.


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Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out monthly for each of my blogs: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

Don’t have a Kindle? Well, you should get one! They range in price from $79 – $379 depending upon the number of bells and whistles you get. You can click here to give the kind of Kindle I use a look.

There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog or newspaper all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog or newspaper post in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website and for some unexplained reason it doesn’t show up on your Kindle..

You will need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here to read my post on the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your Kindle.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle. Here is how you do it:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options. Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Once you do that, it will take about 1-2 minutes to reboot. Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business. If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!


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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food.  That’s the weight of about six elephants, and about how full my stomach was after eating on Thanksgiving.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

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Bonus Trivia

Why does hair turn gray?

The color of hair is due to a pigment, melanin. The “darkness” of hair is determined by the amount of melanin it contains. As people get older, their bodies usually stop producing this pigment, which leaves
their hair without color – leaving it either gray or white.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old.

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow.

There are more plastic flamingos in the US than real ones.

About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.

More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

One in every four Americans has appeared on television.

The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.

It’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Omaha, Nebraska.

Slugs have four noses.

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

Every time you lick a stamp (do they still make those?), you’re consuming 1/10 calorie.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

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