Trivia of the Day for Friday

The sperm of a mouse is actually longer than the sperm of an elephant.


In medieval France, unfaithful wives were made to chase a chicken through town naked.


The “save” icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.


The following sentence: ‘A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.’ Contains the nine different pronunciations of “ough” in the English Language.


The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.



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2 responses to “Trivia of the Day for Friday

  1. Doug

    Not true for Office 2010. While the icon is very small, you can see a light area to the right and a dark area to the left, which is how a 3.5″ floppy disk appears with the shutter closed or open.

  2. Not on my version of Office 2010!

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