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Trivia, Trivia And More Trivia

Updated on September 11, 2012

Here It Is

Want to be the hit of the party and have them talking long after the party is over? Well read on and feel free to use it as your own.

Part II Of Our Pursuit Of Trivia

  1. A 1951 census in India indicated there were nearly 3 million husbands and more than 6 million wives between 5 & 14 years old.
  2. A seahorse can hold objects with its tail.
  3. A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
  4. A group of ravens is called a murder.
  5. Donald Duck was banned in Finland for failure to wear pants.
  6. A polar Bear's skin is actually black.
  7. 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
  8. In Cleveland, Ohio, USA, it's illegal to catch mice without a license.
  9. Dogs can die from eating chocolate.
  10. Tipping in Iceland is an insult.
  11. In England the speaker of the house is not allowed to speak.
  12. Miss Kitty, Amanda Blake, of Gunsmoke,(American TV western series from 1955-1975) fame, died of AIDS in 1989, contracted, from her Bisexual husband.
  13. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.
  14. The flea can jump 350 times its body length.
  15. No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
  16. TYPEWRITER is the longest word in the English language than can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  17. Vanilla is the extract of fermented and dried pods of several species of orchids.
  18. Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."
  19. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
  20. Mushrooms were reserved in Ancient Eygpt for the Pharoahs.
  21. When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.
  22. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  23. The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
  24. A group of whales is called a pod.
  25. No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.
  26. 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.
  27. Butterflies tastes like feet.
  28. The dot over the 'I' is called a tittle.
  29. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  30. A group of larks is called an exaltation.
  31. Since Hindus don't eat beef, the McDonald's in New Delhi makes its burgers with mutton.
  32. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  33. A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbook can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
  34. The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
  35. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months two rats could conceivably have over a million descendants.
  36. 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.
  37. The province of Alberta Canada is completely free of rats.
  38. In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.
  39. Between 1500 & 1700, tobacco was prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of ailments such as headaches, arthritis, bad breath, and toothaches.
  40. A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile.
  41. 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.
  42. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  43. Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.
  44. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  45. 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.).
  46. It's physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky.
  47. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  48. A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
  49. All 17 children of Queen Anne died before her.
  50. Sugar was added to chewing gum by a dentist named, William Semple in 1869.

The End For Real

This is really the end, I won't write another hub about this, I promise. But go over and read the other two here: Trivia, trivia, trivia, we love trivia, and, 50 Trivia conversation starters.


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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Mark, I appreciate the visit, see you later.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      I agree, I like it for that reason too. Thanks bgigstead for stopping and reading this hub. Please come again soon.

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      bgigstead 8 years ago

      I love it, it's nice to have some trivia to stump your friends.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you ThoughfulSpot, for stopping and reading, hope to see you soon.

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      ThoughtfulSpot 8 years ago from PA

      What a fun hub! Thanks fastfreta!

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Micky Dee, back at you! See you soon!

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      Micky Dee 8 years ago

      If you write it, they will come. Thank you for being so nice. Thanks for the hub. I'll be back soon. I love your stuff.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      WOW Anti-Valentine, I guess you can't always rely on what you read. Thanks for the correction.

      Thank Dolores, I think these were interesting too. I also want to try some of these things.

      Thank you both for reading this hub, I hope you will stop by and read more.

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I love trivia and can't wait to start folding that piece of paper! And the fact that a dentist added sugar to chewing gum is just too much! Thanks for the fabulous list, freta. (I don't think you can rhyme the word 'orange' either)

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      Anti-Valentine 8 years ago from My lair

      I like trivia quite a bit, but the one about not being able to lick your elbow is kind of false. There's a very small amount of people who can do this.

      But still, most of the list was interesting.

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      I love trivia! My fave on your list is #11 - wish it were true in the U.S.!!

      Wonderful hub, FF!

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Didn't find it huh Feline Prophet. I didn't even try, didn't want to frustrate myself. See you soon.

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Most interesting fastfreta! I took a little longer to comment because I was trying to find a word that rhymes with 'month'! :P

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      ladyjane I agree, it was quite interesting, and I enjoyed doing the research. Thanks for stopping, I'll be seeing you soon.

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      ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

      that was quite interesting fastfreta. I like to learn information like this. Too bad about Miss Kitty, I didn't know that. I appreciate your info.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you Chris for the meaning of that mouth full of letters.

      Thanks LizzyBoo for stopping and weighing in on this hub.

      Thank you both for stopping and reading my hub. Please come again.

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      LizzyBoo 8 years ago from Czech Republic

      Fastfreta- thank you, thanks to our hub I learn something knew. You are an excellent writer. Thank you. I am glad to be your fan!

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      chrismarva 8 years ago

      Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.'" A condition meeting the word's definition is normally called silicosis.

      In case you were wounering.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      You know storytellersrus I thought the same thing about the butterflies. Actually I wondered how most of these things were discovered, it was just a lot of fun to research and write. Thanks for stopping, by all means check back and check out the other trivia hub.

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      Barbara 8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      So waht are the answers to the trivia questions on the Trivia card???? LOL. Are you saying people have actually eaten butterflies after also having tasted their feet? Does this involve licking their feet or taking a bite out of them? ") There is too much here for me to absorb at once. I will have to check back. Happy New Year!

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Tammy, I like these too. See you soon?

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      Tammy Lochmann 8 years ago

      Yay someone who loves trivia as much as I do. My favorite game is Trivial Pursuit and has been since it was introduced in 1982. I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks. I read the first one too.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Veronica, I loved it too, who knew it would be so popular, might just try it again.

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      So, so cool! You know I love trivia like this. There was so much I enjoyed I can't pick my favorite. But I have to say, the fact about obtaining a license before cathing mice really took me aback. Thanks for such a fun read. I really enjoyed it.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Hello, hello, I, too, find trivia interesting.

      Jen's Solitude, please do write one, I'll be looking forward to it.

      Yeah, BK, I must admit the rat trivia was interesting.

      Thank you jessicab, for stopping and reading, please come back.

      Thank you all for stopping and reading, please, all, come back and see me soon.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Such a lot of wisdom. My poor brain cells (don't worry they don't exists) hahaha Thank you for some interesting things.

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      I LOVE this hub! Maybe I should write a hub on the top 10 trivia facts I loved from your hub! lol Thanks for being both entertaining and informative.

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      So now I know I can't pack up and go to Ohio and start right in with catching mice - I'll have to get a license first. And the way rats multiply - wow! I see why it was such a problem on ships of yore - a few get on and months later when you got to where ever you were going they had taken over.

      Trivia is always interesting fastfreta - thanks so much!

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      jessicab 8 years ago

      Very good hub and real interesting and I like the form of the writing. I admire you so much fastfreta.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks again RevLady. Please stop again soon.

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      RevLady 8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      More interesting trivia. Love it!