August 19, 2012

Are you fond of trivia?

I am.

Here’s a list of information that may or may not help you but will always be interesting for you to know. Information that covers many subject matters found in America but would be amusing for us to know.

  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
  • Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
  • Coca-Cola was originally green.
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  • The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.
  • The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% while The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
  • The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
  • The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. (That is of course assuming that they have hair)
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old. (I’m not making this up. Read history books.)
  • The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
  • Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
  • 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

  • And if you like math, you might be thrilled to know that

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

  • 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.
  • “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
  • Question. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

Answer. Their birthplace

  • Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
  • Answer is Obsession


  • Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

A. All invented by women.

  • Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?

A. Honey

  • Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?

A. Father’s Day

  • Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?

A. He was allergic to carrots.

  • Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?

A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.

  • 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.”
  • 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 honeymoon.
  • In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden…. and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

AND FINALLY, Here is a great piece of information you might want to know.

Roses are red, violets are blue.

That’s what they say, but it just isn’t true!

Roses are red and apples are too,

But violets are violet…violets aren’t blue!

An orange is orange, but Greenland’s not green.

A pinky’s not pink, so what does it mean?

To call something blue when it’s not, we defile it.

But ah, what’s the difference…it’s hard to rhyme violet![1]

Life is beautiful. It is a gift from God.

Live it well and enjoy each moment.




[1] Source:   Laugh & Lift,   http://www.premiumhealth.com/laughlift/


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