Monthly Archives: June 2012

Trivia of the Day for Saturday

If you bring a raccoon’s head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $0.10 from the town.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was called “American Pie.”(Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

The only nation whose name begins with an “A”, but doesn’t end in an “A” is Afghanistan.


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Trivia of the Day for Friday

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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Bonus Trivia

Why does a sudden scare sometimes cure hiccups?

Hiccups are spasms of the muscles in the diaphragm controlled by the vagus nerves. The spasms occur when the nerves are irritated, such as with a full stomach, carbonated water, etc.  It is sometimes possible to stop the spasms by giving the vagus nerves other tasks to perform. Since a sudden scare sends a host of signals down the vagus nerves to slow the heartbeat and decrease blood pressure, this distraction often causes the nerves to forget about the spasms and the hiccups to stop.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

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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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

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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Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out monthly for each of my blogs, as most of you read them on your Kindles vs. the computer or via email: 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 primarily 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, newspaper, or magazine all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog, newspaper, or magazine 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, or (c) you’ve ordered a book, app or anything else for your Kindle and it never seems to download,

You may 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 and Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your e-Ink Kindle; for you Kindle Fire owners, the instructions on how to print something from your Fire are pretty long and are a post for another day.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle.

Here is how you reboot an e-Ink Kindle:

  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.

Here is how you reboot a Kindle Fire:

  1. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then release the power button.
  2. The Fire will turn off.
  3. After the Fire has turned off, press the power button once and release it to restart the Fire.

Once you reboot your Kindle, it could 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!

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your e-Ink Kindle vs. reading it on your computer?  Try out the free two-week trial subscription!   Click here for the Amazon page of the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog or type in into your computer’s web browser.

Download the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog app for your Kindle Fire or Android-based smartphone or tablet – for free, of course – by  clicking here or type in into your computer’s web browser from the Amazon App Store or  click here or type in into your computer’s web browser for the Google App Store.


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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Coca-Cola was originally green.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

33% of women surveyed lie about their weight.

Bananas grow on a tropical plant that is not a tree -it has no trunk. Bananas are gigantic herbs that spring from underground stems. What appears to be the trunk is a false stem formed by tightly wrapped leaf sheaths. With stalks 25 feet high, they’re the largest plant on earth without a woody stem.

The windiest place on earth is Mt. Washington, in New Hampshire.

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