Trivia, Trivia And More Trivia
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Part II Of Our Pursuit Of Trivia
- A 1951 census in India indicated there were nearly 3 million husbands and more than 6 million wives between 5 & 14 years old.
- A seahorse can hold objects with its tail.
- A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
- A group of ravens is called a murder.
- Donald Duck was banned in Finland for failure to wear pants.
- A polar Bear's skin is actually black.
- Nabisco's "Oreo's" are the world's best-selling brand of cookie at a rate of about 6 billion sold each year. The first Oreo was sold in 1912
- In Cleveland, Ohio, USA, it's illegal to catch mice without a license.
- Dogs can die from eating chocolate.
- Tipping in Iceland is an insult.
- In England the speaker of the house is not allowed to speak.
- Miss Kitty, Amanda Blake, of Gunsmoke,(American TV western series from 1955-1975) fame, died of AIDS in 1989, contracted, from her Bisexual husband.
- There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.
- The flea can jump 350 times its body length.
- No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
- TYPEWRITER is the longest word in the English language than can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
- Vanilla is the extract of fermented and dried pods of several species of orchids.
- Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."
- The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
- Mushrooms were reserved in Ancient Eygpt for the Pharoahs.
- When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.
- An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
- The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
- A group of whales is called a pod.
- No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.
- The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is its plural, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses.
- Butterflies tastes like feet.
- The dot over the 'I' is called a tittle.
- Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
- A group of larks is called an exaltation.
- Since Hindus don't eat beef, the McDonald's in New Delhi makes its burgers with mutton.
- Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
- A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbook can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
- The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
- Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months two rats could conceivably have over a million descendants.
- The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
- The province of Alberta Canada is completely free of rats.
- In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.
- Between 1500 & 1700, tobacco was prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of ailments such as headaches, arthritis, bad breath, and toothaches.
- A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile.
- The Prudential Life Insurance Company in the USA stopped using their slogan 'Own A Piece Of The Rock' after the American actor Rock Hudson died of AIDS and many jokes were made about him and the slogan.
- Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
- Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.
- The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
- The English sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the English alphabet, (a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y,z.).
- It's physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky.
- It is impossible to lick your elbow.
- A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
- All 17 children of Queen Anne died before her.
- Sugar was added to chewing gum by a dentist named, William Semple in 1869.
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