Monthly Archives: February 2014

Trivia of the Day for Friday

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.

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.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

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 Wednesday

In Kingsville, Texas there is a law against two pigs having sex on the city’s airport property.

Any couple making out inside a vehicle, and accidentally sounding the horn during their lustful act, may be taken to jail according to a Liberty Corner, New Jersey law.

In Los Angeles, California, a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can’t be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife’s consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent
should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.

In Merryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because “The privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male.”

The coldest place in our solar system is not Pluto, it’s Triton, one of Neptune’s moons.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

If you keep a Goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, and Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

The symbol on the pound key “#” is called an octothorpe.

The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.

The highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls in Venezuela, has a total drop of 3,121 feet.

The first interracial kiss ever seen on television was on “Star Trek” ~ Kirk and Uhuru.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It To Beaver.”

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Bonus Trivia

While the night sky may appear to be full of stars, there are really only about 3,000 stars visible to the naked eye. They can be seen without a telescope as they are either close to the Earth or extremely luminous.

The closest star to Earth, not counting our own sun, is Alpha Centauri. It is about 25 trillion miles, or 4.3 light years, away.

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