Monthly Archives: October 2015

Bonus Trivia

On what night is Halloween observed when Oct. 31 falls on a Sunday?

Halloween isn’t an established holiday by law. It is traditional that Halloween is Oct. 31 no matter what day of the week it falls on. Halloween dates from 837 when Pope Gregory IV instituted All Saints or All Hallows Day on Nov. 1 to take the place of an earlier festival known as the Peace of the Martyrs. The day was set aside to honor all saints, known and unknown. Halloween then is a shortened form of All Hallows Eve – the evening before All Hallows Day. Certainly, you have a choice of celebrating it on Oct. 30, Saturday, if you wish. Many of the area parties will be held then rather than on Sunday. It’s probably appropriate to say some people equate Halloween with the occult or Satanism and don’t approve of it at all.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Virginia Woolf wrote all her books standing.

 

On the ground, a group of geese is a gaggle, in the sky it is a skein.

 

The scene where Indiana Jones shoots the swordsman in Raider’s of the Lost Ark was Harrison Ford’s idea so that he could take a bathroom break.

 

The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

 

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

 

A signature is called a John Hancock because he signed the Declaration of Independence. Only 2 people signed the declaration of independence on July 4. The Last person signed 2 years later.

 

Arnold Schonberg suffered from triskaidecaphobia, the fear of the number 13.  He died at 13 minutes from midnight on Friday the 13th.

 

Mozart wrote the nursery rhyme ‘twinkle, twinkle, little star’ at the age of 5.

 

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first original Ronald McDonald.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

In the Philippine jungle, the yo-yo was first used as a weapon.

 

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

 

The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

 

Some individuals express concern sharing their soap, rightly so, considering 75% of all people wash from top to bottom.

 

“Evaluation and Parameterization of Stability and Safety Performance Characteristics of Two and Three Wheeled Vehicular Toys for Riding.” Title of a $230,000 research project proposed by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, to study the various ways children fall off bicycles.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

There’s a systematic lull in conversation every 7 minutes.

 

The buzz from an electric razor in America plays in the key of B flat; Key of G in England.

 

There are 1,575 steps from the ground floor to the top of the Empire State building.

 

The world’s record for keeping a Lifesaver in the mouth with the hole intact is 7 hrs 10 min.

 

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

If done perfectly, a rubix cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.

 

The average American butt is 14.9 inches long.

 

More bullets were fired in ‘Starship Troopers’ than any other movie ever made.

 

The name of the girl on the statue of liberty is Mother of Exiles.

 

3.6 cans of Spam are consumed each second.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

The average person will accidentally eat just under a pound of insects every year.

 

Until 1994, world maps and globes sold in Albania only had Albania on them.

 

Most toilets flush in E flat.

 

2,000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth every day.

 

It is illegal to eat oranges while bathing in California.

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