Monthly Archives: July 2014

Trivia of the Day for Thursday

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

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

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

The Ramses brand condom is named after the great Pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.


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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Gigantactis, which swims at a depth of 6,000 feet, lights its way through the ocean depths by a bright light it carries at the end of a rod projecting from its head.

The Marine Iguanas of Galapagos fight duels by standing forehead to forehead and pushing against each other.

Henry David Thoreau, the author of “Walden” was also a pencil-maker.

On an island in northern Wales there’s a village called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch.  (Just pronounce it as it’s spelled.)

Historically, only Hawaiian men danced the Hula. But in those bikini tops and grass skirts they just didn’t have the same tourist draw as the women.

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Bonus Trivia

How does a pipe organ make noise/sound?

A pipe organ makes noise/sound when the column of air enclosed in the pipe is disturbed and is set in vibration. Before electricity was harnessed, someone with a set of bellows would supply the air. Today, the same effect is accomplished by electric rotary blowers which deliver a steady amount of air under constant pressure.

In order to produce a variety of tones, most organs have several sets of pipes, called registers or stops, set in a “wind chest.”  When a person presses a key, a valve in the register beneath the correct pipe opens and lets a stream of air into the bottom of the pipe. This vibrating column of air, whose molecules move up and down parallel to the length of the pipe, produces the sound.  Also, the longer the pipe, the lower the note.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Americans spend more on dog food every year than they spend on baby food.

Most extras assembled for a single scene: 300,000, for the two-minute funeral scene in Gandhi.

Most insects used in a film: 22 million bees in The Swarm.

Most kisses in a movie: 127, by Lionel Barrymore in Don Juan (1926). The recipients were Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor. This was also the first feature film with a musical soundtrack (but no dialogue).

The words “racecar” and “kayak” are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

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Don’t Forget to Enter the New Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Today is the last day – have you entered to win the new Kindle Fire I am giving away via my Free Kindle Books and Tips blog?  You can if you click here or type in into your web browser!


Good luck!




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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Penguins typically mate only once a year and lay one egg.

Very few species of shark, including the mako and great white, are warm blooded.

Vincent van Gogh didn’t cut off his ear–not all of it anyway. He only cut a portion of the lobe.

Both writer Edgar Allen Poe and LSD advocate Timothy Leary were kicked out of West Point.

Americans will hold more parties in their homes on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.

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Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out periodically for each of my blogs, as most of you read them on your Kindles vs. the computer or via email: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog, newspaper, or magazine all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog, newspaper, or magazine post in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website and for some unexplained reason it doesn’t show up on your Kindle, or (c) you’ve ordered a book, app or anything else for your Kindle and it never seems to download.

You may need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here or type in into your web browser to read my post on the Kindle Books and Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your e-Ink Kindle and Kindle Fire.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle.

Here is how you reboot an e-Ink Kindle:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options. Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Here is how you reboot a Kindle Fire:

  1. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then release the power button.
  2. The Fire will turn off.
  3. After the Fire has turned off, press the power button once and release it to restart the Fire.

Once you reboot your Kindle, it could take about 1-2 minutes to reboot. Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business. If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!


Looking for more – or a more reliable – source of free books for your Kindle? You can check out my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, if you click here or type in into your web browser!

Are you receiving the blog’s posts by email? You can if you click here or type in into your web browser – just fill in your email address, smack the “Subscribe” button, and make sure you reply to the confirmation email!

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