Trivia of the Day for Monday

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was called “American Pie.”(Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

When opossums are playing ‘possum’, they are not “playing.” They actually pass out from sheer terror.

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

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  1. The American Pie one is not true. http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/americanpie.asp

    “the growing urban legend that “American Pie” was the name of Buddy Holly’s plane the night it crashed, killing him, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, is equally untrue. I created the term.” – Don McLean, 1999

  2. Jason

    “American Pie” as airplane’s name is bogus. Check anywhere.

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