President Andrew Johnson’s wife taught him how to read and write.
Billy Graham was once considered the best Fuller Brush salesman in North Carolina.
“Utopia” is an ancient Greek word meaning “nowhere.”
Casanova traveled with a custom-made portable bath made for two.
A dolphin’s brain is bigger than a human’s.
A horse can look forward with one eye and backwards with the other.
Jellyfish evaporate every once in a while.
Jimmy Carter has flat feet. Rumor has it he rolled his arches over a Coke bottle everyday until they were curved enough to pass the physical for the United States Naval Academy.
Adolph Hitler was Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year” for 1938.
Walter Cronkite was a college dropout.
Sioux Indian Chief Crazy Horse was called “Curly” as a child.
Benjamin Franklin was the 15th child of a Boston soap maker.
A dragonfly eats, on average, 300 mosquitoes per day.
An inch-thick rope of spider’s silk can withstand up to 140,000 pounds of pressure.
In 1968, there were 5 million-dollar lottery winners who did not claim their prize.
Pigs can run a 7.5 minute mile.
A typical American hospital has three to four times more employees than patients.
Your skin is about 3/16th of an inch thick.
Did you know the federal withholding tax taken out of each American’s paycheck was enacted as part of a “temporary” wartime measure? Talk about fuzzy math.
The Hawaiian alphabet has only twelve letters.
Some people believe brown eggs are richer than white eggs and more nutritious. There really isn’t correlation of richness of the egg to the color of the shell. Analysis shows eggs are practically the same in chemical composition regardless of the color of the shell and there is no difference in the food or nutrient content of varying shades of the color of egg shells.
Northern General Ulysses S. Grant owned slaves who were not freed until after the Civil War had ended.
Timekeepers have clocked the action in a 60 minute football game to actually be around 14 minutes.
Leon Uris dropped out of high school to join the US Marines.
In 1978, a college professor conducted a study of fingernail biting. His findings also revealed approximately 15% of Americans admitted to also chewing their toenails. Gross.
Time Magazine’s first “Man of the Year” was Charles A. Lindbergh in 1927.
The average American drinks three and one half cups of coffee per day. I think my Dad drinks 10 or 12 per day, obviously skewing the national average. This is a prime example of stupid trivia.
A collector of trivia is called a “spermologer.” Get your mind out of the gutter, folks.
Johann Sebastian Bach fathered 20 known children.
The dead outnumber the living by more than 30 to one.
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