Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bonus Trivia

Why do trick candles keep relighting after you blow them out?

The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

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

China has more English speakers than the United States.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

You share your birthday with at least 9 million people.

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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

If you keep a Goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

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

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

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

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

To combat the deadly killer bee, the Harris County Fire Department (i.e., Houston, Texas) has 11 trucks equipped with soapy water sprayers that do nothing but respond to killer bee calls.

Fresca, the soft drink, had problems when it was first sold in Mexico. Fresca is slang for lesbian.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

They have a petrified buffalo hairball at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in Waco.

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.

You would have to drink 100 cups of coffee in four hours to get the lethal dose of caffeine–ten grams.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Sheep prefer to drink running water.

A seagull drinks salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt.

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

You would have to drink 100 cups of coffee in four hours to get a lethal dose of caffeine–ten grams.

Fresca, the soft drink, had problems when it was sold in Mexico. Fresca is slang for lesbian.

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