Monthly Archives: May 2012

Trivia of the Day for Thursday

You would have to drink 100 cups of coffee in four hours to get a lethal dose of caffeine–ten grams.

Fresca, the soft drink, had problems when it was sold in Mexico. Fresca is slang for lesbian.

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards received a vote for “Best Rap Artist” in The Austin Chronicle’s 1991 Austin Music Poll.

They have a petrified buffalo hairball at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in Waco.

In Texas, it is illegal to curse in front of or indecently expose a corpse.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

The average cat food meal is the equivalent to about five mice.

The drink ‘7UP’ used to contain lithium (an anti-depressant).

Sheep prefer to drink running water.

A seagull drinks salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt.

Forty percent of the farm-grown catfish in the United States is consumed by Texans.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

For $150 you can become a licensed dead animal hauler in Texas.

The world’s largest oatmeal cake was baked and built in Bertram, Texas during Labor Day weekend 1991. The 33-layer cake stood more than 3 feet tall, weighed 333 pounds, and served 3,333 people. I’ve been to Bertram, and it has to be the worst speed trap in Texas.

The written test for University of Texas at Austin campus police in the 1960’s asked applicants the shape of their excrement to test their ability to be observant. Maybe that’s how they missed Charles Whitman.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.

Early Spanish missionaries in Texas hoped to encourage the spread of European values by offering flannel underwear to Native Americans.

‘I Love Lucy’, a 1950’s sitcom, airs every hour of every day somewhere in the world.

In Texas, it’s illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.

The average American visits a fast food restaurant six times a month.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

1 out of 3 of all cows in the US used for food purposes (beef) are used by the McDonald’s Corp.

About 80 percent of all bird species in the world inhabit wetlands.

A pound of termites has more nutrients than a pound of beef or pork.

If a bacterium has enough nutrients to live, it will probably divide into two daughter cells. If not, it will probably form a spore casing that can be revived later on, as in the case of Bacillus or Clostridium. They can live for centuries, as evidenced by the “discovery” of bacteria from the ancient Egyptian tombs.

Bacteria reproduce by binary fission, meaning one cell divides into two. Would you consider both of the cells new? If so, you could say that a bacterium can live forever by dividing itself into infinity.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

On average, an iceberg weighs 20 million tons. I don’t know who weighed them.

The only place in the world where they make Dr. Pepper according to the original formula is in Dublin, Texas.

Deer can abort a pregnancy if there is not enough food to support the deer population. She absorbs the fetus back into her system, or she can hold off giving birth until there are the right conditions.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is killed annually painting stripes on the state’s highways and roads.

The first drive through window at a restaurant was at the McDonald’s in Sierra Vista, AZ. It was put in so the soldiers from Ft. Huachuca could get food since the base had a regulation prohibiting anyone in uniform from entering a business establishment.

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Bonus Trivia

Why is some china called “bone” china?

Some china is called “bone” china because some powdered animal bone is mixed in with the clay used to make this china: it gives the china a special kind of strength, whiteness, and translucency.

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