Monthly Archives: March 2012

Trivia of the Day for Saturday

 

Most snakes can go without eating for an entire year.

Most monkeys are nearsighted.

Hockey is called “shinney” in Scotland.

There are 88 keys on a piano – 52 white and 36 black.

The Manhattan cocktail, a mixture of whiskey and sweet vermouth, was invented by Winston Churchill’s mother.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

In Portland, Oregon, a priest or a minister is not allowed to perform a wedding ceremony at a skating rink.

Barbers are not allowed to eat onions between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Waterloo, Nebraska.

It is against the law to sing out of tune in North Carolina.

The least-liked vegetable of all time is the turnip.  Personally, I can’t stand them either!

A two-year test by the American Heart Association found that only 7 percent of nudist camp residents suffered from high blood pressure compared to a national average of 17 percent. I just want to know who in the world funds – and dreams up – these kind of studies?

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Bonus Trivia

Why do trick candles keep relighting after you blow them out?

The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

 

Giraffes can’t swim.

The real name of television’s Mister Ed was Bamboo Harvester.

Jim Hogg, the governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895, named his only daughter “Ima.”

In 1930, Fred Newton became the only man to swim the Mississippi River – lengthwise (1,826 miles over a six-month period).

France’s King Louis XIV bathed only once a year.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

An adult’s skin weighs approximately six pounds.

Only right-handed players can play polo according to the U.S. Polo Association.

The little rubber thingy at the end of a toothbrush is called a “stimulator tip.”

The home team must provide the referee with 24 footballs for each National Football League game.

In colonial Boston, schoolteachers earned about seven cents per day.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Your bathroom is the scene of 3 percent of all accidents in the home.

Your bedroom is the scene of about 40 percent of all accidents in the home. No other spot in your home ranks higher.

Lloyd Copeland is credited with developing the microwave oven. His granddaughter is Linda Ronstadt.

Ben Franklin coined the word battery.

A newborn baby cannot shed tears.

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Bonus Trivia

 

Why is it when people are in the public eye are said to be “in the limelight”?

Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and stage lighting by burning a cylinder of lime in an oxyhydrogen flame that produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, performers on stage “in the limelight” were seen by the audience to be the center of attention.

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