Monthly Archives: April 2013

Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Amount of time an average man spends shaving: 3350 hours.

Number of whiskers on the face of the average man: 30,000.

Number of inches whiskers grow per year 5.5.

The average man sweats 2 1/2 quarts every day.

Computer users blink an average of 7 times per minute. The average person blinks 22 times per minute.

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Bonus Trivia

A man gave his young son the following challenge. He offered his son $1000 if the son could accomplish the following task. The father gave his son ten envelopes and a thousand dollars, all in one dollar bills.

He told his son, “Place the money in the envelopes in such a manner that no matter what number of dollars I ask for, you can give me one or more of the envelopes, containing the exact amount I asked for without having to open any of the envelopes. If you can do this, you will keep the $1000.”

When the father asked for a sum of money, the son was able to give him envelopes containing the exact amount of money asked for. How did the son distribute the money among the ten envelopes? The answer follows, but think about it for a few moments before you scroll down to see the answer…

The contents or the ten envelopes (in dollar bills) should be as follows:

$1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 489.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

According to a major hotel chain, approximately the same numbers of men and women are locked out of their rooms — 32 percent are less than fully dressed.

The mother of all mothers? The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765 a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets.

Hoover Dam’s structural volume surpasses the largest pyramid in Egypt, which took 20 years and 100,000 men to complete. How long, and how many men did it take to complete Hoover Dam?

A. 4 years and 5,000 workers

Length of beard an average man would grow if he never shaved: 27.5 feet.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Telephone Trivia:

Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System.

The first telephone exchange opened on January 28, 1878, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Month after month, the little Bell Company lived from hand to mouth. No salaries were paid in full. Often, for weeks, they were not paid at all. In Watson’s notebook there are such entries during this period as “Lent Bell fifty cents,” “Lent Hubbard twenty cents,” “Bought one bottle beer–too bad can’t have beer every day.”

When Bell’s patent was sixteen months old, there were 778 telephones in use.

The first “Hello” badge used to identify guests and hosts at conventions, parties, etc. was traced back to September 1880. It was on that date that the first Telephone Operators Convention was held at Niagra Falls and the “Hello” badge was created for that event.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

The Sanskrit word for “war” means “desire for more cows.”

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down – hence the expression “to get fired.”

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float.  Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since. (It floats in gasoline, too.)

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

The saying “it’s so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey” came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside, they would crack and break off… Thus the saying.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

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Bonus Trivia

 

What makes a cat purr?

A cat has two sets of vocal cords when born. One set, contained in a cat’s voice box, makes the “meow” sound. The other set, which are actually false vocal cords, are vibrated upon inhaling and exhaling, which produces an involuntary continuous purring sound.

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