Monthly Archives: March 2014

Trivia of the Day for Monday

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight.

Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was first developed.

The oldest exposed surface on earth is New Zealand’s south island.

There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

If Texas were a country, its GNP would be the fifth largest of any country on earth.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

There are close to 4,000 known species of frogs, including toads.

The biggest frog is the appropriately named Goliath frog (Conraua goliath) of Cameroon. They reach nearly 30cm (a foot) and weigh as much as 3.3 kilograms.

The smallest frog is the Gold frog (Psyllophryne Didactyla) of Brazil. They grow to only 9.8 mm (3/8 inch).

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you are there.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

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Bonus Trivia

Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left?

When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right. Since most people are
right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Boston College is in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Leonardo da Vinci could draw with one hand and write with the other – all at the same time.

A kangaroo can hop at a pace of 40 miles per hour.

John Travolta was the first man to appear on the cover of “McCall’s” magazine in July 1978.

Time Magazine’s first “Man of the Year” was Charles A. Lindbergh in 1927.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

The electric razor made its debut in America on March 18, 1931.

General Custer’s soldiers called him “Hard Ass.”

Ping Pong is the national sport of China.

A bear has 42 teeth.

Half of the peanuts grown in America are used to make peanut butter.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

The pineapple is a berry.

St. Patrick was born in Britain.

A prairie dog is not a dog – it’s a rodent.

A horned toad is a lizard.

Robert E. Lee was buried barefoot as the coffin was too small to allow for his boots.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

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