Monthly Archives: December 2014

Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 420.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

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

The State of Oregon offers an annual $50 tax credit for the permanent and complete loss of the use of two limbs.  I think I would rather have my limbs.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez were married in Mexico City in 1969 after a world record engagement of 67 years.

Sherlock Holmes writer Arthur Conan Doyle was an ophthalmologist.

The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.

It’s against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.

There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

What were the first moons to be discovered around other planets?

Jupiter’s four biggest moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto – were discovered in 1610.

Five Saturn moons were found in the late 1600’s.

The two tiny Mars moons were not discovered until the late 1800’s.

Pluto’s moon (I grew up calling it a planet and it will always be a planet to me), Charon, was not discovered until 1978.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Why are most traffic signs and markers yellow?

Yellow is the most visible of all of the colors in the color spectrum. People can see the color yellow from the farthest distance and it is noticeable in all lighting conditions

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Many moons ago, cookware and dishes in Europe were made of an orange clay called “pygg.” When people started saving coins in jars made of this clay, they jars became known as “pygg banks.”

In the nineteenth century, allegedly an English potter misunderstood the meaning of the term “pygg,’ thinking it was “pig.” When someone asked him to make a pygg bank, he made one shaped like a pig. This idea caught on and soon everyone wanted a “piggy” bank.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

The state flower of Alaska is a forget-me-not.

C.W. Post introduced coupons in 1895 when he offered “once cent off” to kick off sales for his new cereal, Post’s Grape Nuts.

Annie Oakley’s nickname was “Little Sure Shot.”

The grain required to fill a 25-gallon SUV gas tank with ethanol will feed one person for a year.

You would need an area three times the size of the continental United States to replace one-third of the United States’ oil requirements with ethanol.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Baboons cannot throw overhand.

The face of comic book hero Captain Marvel was modeled after Fred MacMurray.

English writer Ben Johnson was buried standing up in Westminister Abbey because he couldn’t afford normal grave space.

A spider has transparent blood.

“I”, the first person singular, is capitalized in English – the only language to do so.

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