Monthly Archives: October 2014

Trivia of the Day for Friday

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Signals on your telephone travel over 100,000 miles per second.

An elephant is not afraid of a mouse.

“La Giaconda” is the actual title of the “Mona Lisa.”

In 1949, Ronald Reagan was selected as the man with “the most nearly perfect male figure” by the University of Southern California’s Division of Fine Arts.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Oak trees are struck more by lightning.

Astronauts on the moon only weigh one-sixth of what they do on earth.

Garlic will preserve unrefrigerated ground camel meat.

Noah’s ark was constructed out of cypress wood.

Dirty snow melts faster than white snow because it is darker and absorbs more heat.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

The watch pocket in pants is also known as the “fob.”

In ancient China, doctors received payment only if their patients were kept healthy. If their health failed, the doctor sometimes paid the patient.

Six people can eat on one scrambled ostrich egg.

The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

Abraham Lincoln did not live in Illinois until he was an adult.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Pigs can become alcoholics, according to the US government. Why would they ever want to know that particular fact?

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

Mozart never went to school.

Smokey the Bear’s original name was “Hot Foot Teddy.”

Queen Elizabeth was an eighteen year old mechanic in the English military.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

A cow’s sweat glands are in its nose.

An ostrich’s intestinal track is up to 45 feet long.

The name of the dog on a box of Cracker Jacks is Bingo.

Ernest Lawrence Thayer, who penned “Casey at the Bat,” received five dollars for penning that particular piece in 1888.

Wilt Chamberlain, was 7 feet, one inch tall – his parents were only five feet, eight inches tall.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

The Pet Rock was invented by Gary Dahl. Whatever happened to Gary Dahl?

Eyelashes usually last around five months.

Mulberry Garden was once the center of prostitution in London, England. Today, it is the site of Buckingham Palace.

The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 24,896 miles.

According to some surveys – not that I would have commissioned this particular one – the average person will use the bathroom six times during the average workday.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Reykjavik, Iceland is warmer than Chicago, Illinois during the winter.

John Wayne had an 18-inch neck.

According to an old Massachusetts law, you’re not allowed to shave while driving a car.

A parrot’s vocabulary is generally no more than twenty words.

The average American eats 286 eggs per year.

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