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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