Monthly Archives: January 2016

Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Left-handedness is extremely common in twins. It is unusual, however, for both to be left-handed.

There are close to 4,000 known species of frogs, including toads.  The biggest frog is the appropriately named Goliath frog (Conraua goliath) of Cameroon. They reach nearly 30cm (a foot) and weigh as much as 3.3 kilograms.  The smallest frog is the Gold frog (Psyllophryne Didactyla) of Brazil. They grow to only 9.8 mm (3/8 inch).

Only one-fifth of air is oxygen. Most of the rest is nitrogen.
Mount Everest is more than 29-thousand feet high, which makes it almost 50-percent taller than Mount McKinley.

Mount McKinley is taller than Africa’s Kilimanjaro or Japan’s Mount Fuji or any of the Alps. That should give you an idea how tall Everest really is.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

The First episode of “Joanie Loves Chachi” (Happy Days spinoff) was the highest rated American TV program on Korean television. “Chachi” is Korean for penis.

Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with common names. Girls don’t seem to have this problem.

The American Red Cross was founded May 21, 1881.

Neil Sadaka’s 1959 hit “Oh Carol” was about singer Carole King.

A gale force wind is a wind blowing between 39 to 26 miles per hour.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

Edison’s first light bulb filament was made of cotton (1879).

The RCMP’s first tracking dog was named Dale.

The word ‘nerd’ was first coined by Dr. Seuss in ‘If I ran the Zoo’

In 1922, Pitcairn Airlines was the first to provide air sickness bags.

One in eight women and one in seven men will have an affair within the first two years of marriage.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

The first Rolls-Royce sold for $600.00 in 1906.

The first product to have a UPC bar code on its packaging was Wrigley’s gum.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

Play-doh was first invented as a wallpaper cleaner.

Multiply 37,037 by any single number (1-9), then multiply that number by 3. Every digit in the answer will be the same as that first single number.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

The rumbling sound your stomach sometimes makes is called a “borborygmi.”

The first automatic turn signal was an illuminated human like mechanical hand on the Hispano-Suiza Alfonso that extended to indicate right and left turns.

The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect of dried leaves of the common foxglove plant, digitalis purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications, digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart contractions and the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.

An average adult female wolf in Minnesota weighs 60 to 80 pounds.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

William Howard Taft, a former President who weighed 332 pounds, got stuck in the White House tub the first time he used it.

The Chinese were the first to invent ketchup which was called ke-tsiap and which had pickled fish and spices (no tomatoes). In the 1870’s New England colonists mixed tomatoes into the sauce creating present day ketchup.

Contrary to popular belief, the first day of the 21st Century was Monday, January 1, 2001, not January 1, 2000. This is due to the fact counting did not start for the current calendar in the year 0.

In the movie, ‘Star Wars’, during the scene in which Luke gets out of his X-wing fighter after blowing up the Death Star, he accidentally calls Princess Leia ‘Carrie’ (her real first name).

The Union ironclad, Monitor, was the first U.S. ship to have a flush toilet.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

The Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim had a full basketball court at the very top of the structure, because at the time it was built the only structures that could be that tall were sports arenas.

John Walker, an English chemist, never patented the match (he invented it) because he thought it was too important to be anything but public property.

If you’re cold put a hat on. 80% of your body temperature escapes through your head.

The Eiffel Tower is second only to the Golden Gate Bridge as a suicide location.

Michael J. Fox’s middle name is really Andrew.

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