Everyday Trivia

  1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and

    Wilma Flintstone.
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    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury..
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    Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
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    Coca-Cola was originally green.
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    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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    The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
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    The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ( now get this...) The
    percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The cost of raising a
    medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
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    The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
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    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
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    The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
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    The youngest pope was 11 years old.
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    The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
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    Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
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    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
    Spades - King David,
    Hearts - Charlemagne,
    Clubs -Alexander, ! the Great
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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    111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
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    If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the
    air,
    the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the
    person
    died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four
    legs on
    the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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    Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John
    Hancock
    and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last
    signature
    wasn't added until 5 years later.
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    "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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    Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks
    like
    it's kissing the conveyor! belt.
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    Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
    A. Conception.
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    Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
    A. Their birthplace
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    Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
    requested?
    A. Obsession
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    Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you

    would find the letter "A"?
    A. One thousand
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    Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
    printers all have in common?
    A. All invented by women.
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    Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
    A. Honey
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    Q. ! There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the yea
    r?
    A. Father's Day
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    Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
    ironic?
    A. He was allergic to carrots.
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    Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
    A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
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    In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When
    you
    pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep
    on.
    Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".
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    It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month
    after
    the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the
    mead he
    could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar
    based,
    this period was called the honey month we know today as the ho! neymoon.
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    In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England,
    when
    customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints
    and
    quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and
    Q's"
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    Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim
    or
    handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the
    whistle
    to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this
    practice.
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    In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies

    Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
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    At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Thunderwolf
    I had fun reading this.
    Thanks, Fran!
  4. by   luvltc
    Thank you.

    As a trivia buff, I really enjoyed this.

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