Monthly Archives: April 2016

Trivia of the Day for Saturday

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.

The numbers ‘172’ can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

There are four cars and eleven light posts on the back of a $10 dollar bill.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.  It also took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

In Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was officially discovered.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Roses may be red, but violets are, indeed, violet.

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.

Casey Kasem was the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

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Bonus Trivia

Why is Labor Day celebrated in September in the US but in May in Europe?

Labor Day, a national holiday in the US since 1894, is now a three-day weekend that signals the end of summer. It’s a time for picnics, a long weekend in the country, or just relaxing. Few people can recall the big parades that once celebrated the accomplishments of unions. In fact, even the union leaders who picked early September for the holiday had more than idealism in mind: it neatly filled the holiday gap that then existed between July 4th and Thanksgiving.

In Europe, which did not observe these holidays, socialists in 1890 chose May 1 to demonstrate in support of the labor movement. May Day in Europe was traditionally a time to celebrate the coming of spring, a day when people were already used to being outdoors. The labor demonstrations, an annual affair from then on, eventually became the European Labor Day.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

There is no statute of limitations on murder.

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.

The human is the only species that makes plans.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower,’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.

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