Monthly Archives: February 2012

Wednesday Bonus Trivia

 

What two United States Presidents were bachelors when elected?

Two Presidents of the United States were bachelors when elected: James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland.

During his first term, however, Cleveland was married to Frances Folsom, daughter of his former law partner at Buffalo.

Buchanan, the only President who was never married, is known as the Bachelor President. He was the fifteenth President and was Lincoln’s predecessor in the White House.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

 

A kangaroo can hop at a pace of 40 miles per hour.

John Travolta was the first man to appear on the cover of “McCall’s” magazine in July 1978.

Time Magazine’s first “Man of the Year” was Charles A. Lindbergh in 1927.

The average American drinks three and one half cups of coffee per day. I think my Dad drinks 10 or 12 per day, obviously skewing the national average. This is a prime example of stupid trivia.

A collector of trivia is called a “spermologer.” Get your mind out of the gutter, folks.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

 

Ping Pong is the national sport of China.

A bear has 42 teeth.

Half of the peanuts grown in America are used to make peanut butter.

Boston College is in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Leonardo da Vinci could draw with one hand and write with the other – all at the same time.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

A prairie dog is not a dog – it’s a rodent.

A horned toad is a lizard.

Robert E. Lee was buried barefoot as the coffin was too small to allow for his boots.

The electric razor made its debut in America on March 18, 1931.

General Custer’s soldiers called him “Hard Ass.”

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

The kangaroo rat is not a rat – it is a gopher.

The silkworm is not a worm – it is a caterpillar.

Blackboard chalk is not chalk – it is plaster of Paris.

The pineapple is a berry.

St. Patrick was born in Britain.

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Saturday Bonus Trivia

Australian-born swimmer Annette Kellerman caused public outrage in 1909 by appearing in public on a California beach wearing the first one-piece bathing suit.

No stranger to controversy, in 1915 she gave the moral guardians of America something more to chew on when she dispensed with a bathing suit altogether to frolic in and out of the water naked in the Fox movie, Daughter of the Gods.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

 

A fella by the name of Robert Earl Hughes used to be the heaviest person in the world. He weighed *just* 1,067 pounds.

Shooting stars are not stars – they are meteors.

Black-eyed peas are not peas. They are beans.

The flying fox is not a fox – it is a bat.

Catgut string does not come from a cat – it is from a sheep’s intestines.

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