Monthly Archives: April 2015

Trivia of the Day for Thursday

In Texas, it is illegal to curse in front of or indecently expose a corpse.

According to one report, more popcorn is sold in Dallas, Texas than anywhere in the U.S. (The average American eats 42 quarts of popcorn a year.)

Forty percent of the farm-grown catfish in the United States is consumed by Texans.

Shakespeare invented the word “assassination” and “bump.”

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Why is the sky blue?

We see sunlight as white light, but it is actually a mixture of red, yellow, orange, green, purple, and blue. When the sun’s light passes through the earth’s atmosphere, these individual colors are deflected and scattered in many different ways by atmospheric molecules and other stuff in the air.

The colors blue and purple are deflected the most, which causes these colors to scatter all over the sky. Since the human eye can detect blue easier than the color purple, humans see the color blue when they look up into the sky.

I wonder what color dogs see?

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.

The human is the only species that makes plans.

Dialing can be spelled dialling.

Rainbow- top is red Bottom is purple.

Approximately 4.16% of your body weight is skin.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Michael Jordan has more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump.’

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

There is no statute of limitations on murder.

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Bonus Trivia

Why does calling someone “yellow” mean cowardly?

Before the United States’ Civil War, there were two opposing sides on the issue of slavery. As the debates between these two groups continued, agitators on both sides published anonymous pamphlets and flyers which attacked public figures. These unsigned publications, which typically contained vicious lies and rumors, were usually printed on cheap, unbleached paper that had a yellow tint. When it was learned certain newspaper editors were contributing to the publishing effort, the practice became known as “yellow journalism.” Eventually, the term “yellow” became known as a cowardly act.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Mir Bahboob Ali Khan (1856-1911), 6th Nizam of Hyderabad and richest prince in India, never wore the same garment twice in his entire lifetime. His clothing, fashioned of fine white muslin, was worn once and then given to palace servants.

Most deaths in a hospital are between the times of 4pm and 6pm, the time when the human body is at its weakest.

Over 300,000 trees are cut down yearly to produce the paper for all the IRS forms and instructions.

60% of taxpayers must hire a professional to get through their own return.

A snail can sleep for three years.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

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.

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge (30th) was born on July 4, 1872.  Presidents John Adams (2nd) and Thomas Jefferson (3rd) both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. President James Monroe (8th) died on July 4, 1831.

The chameleon has eyes independent of each other and can simultaneously look in 2 directions.

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