Monthly Archives: May 2013

Trivia of the Day for Friday

Custer was the youngest General in US history. He was promoted at the age of 23.

The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice, and gluttony.

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

The word “set” has the highest number of unique definitions in the English Language ~ 192 according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

The ZIP in Zip-code stands for Zoning Improvement Plan.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

A woodpecker can peck on average twenty times per second.

Each time you laugh you burn up, on average, 3.5 calories.

Rats cannot vomit. I know, it’s weird stuff, but I’ll be willing to bet most of you will remember this fact for the rest of your life.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

When asked to name a color, 60% of any sample will name the color “red.”

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Thomas Paine, the author of “Common Sense” and the creator of the name “United States of America” died in obscurity on June 8, 1809. Six people went to his funeral.

The geographical center of Ohio is Delaware – a town 25 miles northeast of Columbus.

When Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper in 1857, he had his name printed on each sheet.

The average caterpillar has sixteen legs.

Before 1814, Congressmen in the US House of Representatives were paid six dollars per diem when they were in session. They weren’t paid on those other days.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Dodos became extinct in 1681.

Men get hiccups more often than women. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better than men.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ head enables it to see all four feet at all times.

Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Scientists say the average person eats about 2 pounds of bugs a year. That’s mostly because insects accidentally get ground up in foods like peanut butter, strawberry jelly, and spaghetti sauce. They won’t hurt you, they’re actually full of protein.

Officially, the space shuttle program was known as the Space Transportation System (STS).

The first shuttle was actually the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise, named after the famous star ship in the Star Trek television series. It was a drop-test vehicle released from a Boeing 747 in midflight. Enterprise made five successful free-flight tests prior to Columbia’s history-making maiden flight into space.

Windmills always turn counterclockwise.

A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Bamboo, which is the tallest grass in the world, can grow up to 90cm in a day.

Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue ~ relative to its size.

The “You are here” arrow on a map is called the IDEO locator.

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