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Bonus Trivia

Why is it considered bad luck to walk under a ladder?

A ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, which is the symbol of the trinity and the mystic number three. It was once believed if you walked through a triangle you would defy the trinity and become susceptible to the devil’s ploys.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.

The human is the only species that makes plans.

Dialing can be spelled dialling.

Rainbow- top is red Bottom is purple.

Approximately 4.16% of your body weight is skin.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump.’

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

There is no statute of limitations on murder.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

60% of taxpayers must hire a professional to get through their own return.

Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

The names of some cities in the United States are the names of other U.S. states. These include Nevada in Missouri, Oregon in Wisconsin, Kansas in Oklahoma, Wyoming in Ohio, Michigan in North Dakota, Delaware in Arkansas, and Indiana in Pennsylvania.

Sixty cows can produce a ton of milk a day.

To survive, every bird must eat at least half its own weight in food each day. That’ll make you think twice the next time someone says you eat like a bird.

The IRS sends out 8 billion pages of forms and instructions each year. Laid end to end, they would stretch 28 times around the earth.

Over 300,000 trees are cut down yearly to produce the paper for all the IRS forms and instructions.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

Historically, only Hawaiian men danced the Hula. But in those bikini tops and grass skirts they just didn’t have the same tourist draw as the women.

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge (30th) was born on July 4, 1872.  Presidents John Adams (2nd) and Thomas Jefferson (3rd) both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. President James Monroe (8th) died on July 4, 1831.

The chameleon has eyes independent of each other and can simultaneously look in 2 directions.

Mir Bahboob Ali Khan (1856-1911), 6th Nizam of Hyderabad and richest prince in India, never wore the same garment twice in his entire lifetime. His clothing, fashioned of fine white muslin, was worn once and then given to palace servants.

The sea hare lays 478,000,000 eggs in 4 months.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

According to The Guinness Book of Records, the quickest picker upper when it comes to beer is one Tom Gaskin, who in Northern Ireland in 1996 managed to lift a 137-pound keg over his head 902 times in only six hours.

Gigantactis, which swims at a depth of 6,000 feet, lights its way through the ocean depths by a bright light it carries at the end of a rod projecting from its head.

The Marine Iguanas of Galapagos fight duels by standing forehead to forehead and pushing against each other.

Henry David Thoreau, the author of “Walden” was also a pencil-maker.

On an island in northern Wales there’s a village called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch.  Just pronounce it as it’s spelled.

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