Monthly Archives: March 2013

Trivia of the Day for Sunday

 

Your brain is approximately 80% water.

Your feet perspire approximately one-half of a pint of water per day. Here in Houston my feet perspire a whole pint, but that’s more information than you wanted to know beside it being damned hot here in Houston.

William Moulton Marston was the creator of Wonder Woman. He also invented the polygraph.

Flamingos can only eat when their heads are upside down.

Abraham Lincoln died in a bed slept in by his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

 

The great horned owl is the only animal that will eat a skunk.

The kiwi is the only bird that has nostrils at the end of its bill.

The National Safety Council says more Americans choke on toothpicks than choking on anything else.

“Celluwipes” was the original name of Kleenex during the initial marketing effort in 1924.

There are 11 points on the Canadian flag.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

 

In 1949, Ronald Reagan was selected as the man with “the most nearly perfect male figure” by the University of Southern California’s Division of Fine Arts.

U.S. Patent # 3,593,345 was granted for the “whisper seat,” a toilet seat with soundproof lining to prevent noise from being heard by others.

The honey bee is the only bee that dies after stinging.

Nepal is the only country in the world which does not have a rectangular flag – it has two triangular pennants, one on top of the other.

The letter “Q” is the only letter not used in the spelling of any of the 50 US states.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

 

The bat is the only mammal that can fly.

Sharks are the only fish that can blink both eyes.

James Buchanan was the only bachelor US President.

Maine is the only state in the US which has one syllable.

Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake entirely in the USA.

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Bonus Trivia

 

What makes people blush?

 

As you probably know, when people face an emotional situation, their faces and necks turn red and warm. This is due to your nerves, called vasodilators, being stimulated which makes the tiny blood vessels in your face and neck expand. Because of this, more blood is allowed to travel through these blood vessels and, as a result, giving them a red appearance.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Why does baking powder make dough rise?

All baking powders contain starch, baking soda, and either cream of tartar or phosphate. When flour is mixed with baking soda and a small amount of water, the cream of tartar or phosphate in the baking powder reacts with the baking soda to set free carbon dioxide gas bubbles. After it is covered and set aside for a couple of hours, the dough rises to almost twice its size because of this released gas of carbon dioxide.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

The most common species of domesticated bird is the chicken.

The peregrine falcon became the first animal listed as an endangered species in the USA in the late 1970’s.

At -90 degrees Fahrenheit the moisture in your breath will freeze in midair and fall to the ground.

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.

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