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Bonus Trivia

Why do dogs sometimes turn around several times before taking a nap?

Domesticated dogs, being descendants of wild dogs, still retain some of a wild dog’s instincts. Wild dogs typically live in the forest or in the brush, and often have to trample down grass and weeds to make a comfortable place to lie down. They do this by walking around and around in tight circles. It is speculated
remnants of this instinct account for a domesticated dog’s tendency to turn around a few times before taking a nap.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That’s the weight of about six elephants.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy.

A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.

The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

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Bonus Trivia

Why is a person who acts crazy is sometimes referred as “mad as a hatter?”

Hat makers in the 19th century used mercury, a poison, in the manufacture of hats. This poison had an ill effect on employees who came in direct contact with the mercury, causing them to hallucinate, shake, and do all sorts of strange and weird things. As a result, “hatters” during that period had the reputation of being mad.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” being played on the radio.

The pet ferret (Mustela putorias furo) was domesticated more than 500 years before the house cat.

The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson’s day, billiards were illegal in Virginia.

The sugar from the urine of a diabetic is identical with grape sugar.  Discovery of this fact by the French chemist Michel Eugene Chevreul in 1815 was the first step in the direction of recognizing diabetes as a
disease of sugar metabolism.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Hupmobile.

Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together. They were even in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the fraternity house walls with 20 drawings of his characters.

If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. If you don’t, you can’t see it.

It’s rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0. You can try this one out yourself!

Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Alaska could hold the 21 smallest States.

Before Prohibition, Shlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago than anyone else, except the Catholic church.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

Nondairy creamer is flammable.

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