1.8.17

Trivia & Amazing Facts [1-8-17]


Trivia & Amazing Facts
  • By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand
  • An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes
  • A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person
  • St. Patrick was a fifth-century English (or perhaps Scottish) missionary to Ireland. The feast day of St. Patrick has been observed in Ireland on March 17 for hundreds of years. The date falls during the fasting season of Lent, but on St. Patrick's Day the prohibitions against eating meat were lifted, and the Irish would celebrate their patron saint with dancing, drinking, and feasting on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage
  • The phrase "a red letter day" dates back to 1704, when holy days were marked in red letters in church calendars
 

25.7.17

Trivia & amazing facts [25-7-17]

Trivia and Amazing Facts
  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casin0s.
  • Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
  • The original name for the butterfly was "flutterby"! 
 

21.5.17

Trivia and Amazing Facts [21-5-17]

 
Trivia and Amazing Facts
  • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time
  • Ninety eight per cent of the weight of water is made up from oxygen
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar
  • Maine is the only state in the United States whose name is just one syllable
  • Anthropologists believe stones were one of man's first calculating devices, aiding in addition and subtraction throughout primitive times. In fact, the word "calculus" is derived from the Latin for "stone"
 

18.5.17

Trivia & Amazing Facts [18-5-17]


Trivia & Amazing Facts

  • The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer
  • Snakes are immune to their own poison
  • Cats roll on their backs to show affection. They expose their bellies like this only when they feel totally secure
  • The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid
  • Carte blanche, which means unconditional authority or power, was coined during the mid 1600s and literally means in French "blank document"

15.5.17

Trivia and Amazing Facts [15-5-17]

Trivia and Amazing Facts
  • Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
  • Slugs have 4 noses.
  • Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
  • A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
  • The average person laughs 10 times a day! 
 

28.4.17

Trivia & Amazing Facts [28-4-17]


Trivia & Amazing Facts
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds 
  • Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned
  • The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell.
  • The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  • Betty Boop's last cartoons were made in 1939.
 

27.4.17

Trivia & Amazing Facts [27-4-17]


Trivia & Amazing Facts
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open 
  • The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose
  • There are about 100 breeds of cats.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
  • The Chicago River is dyed green every year on St. Patrick's Day. This tradition began in 1962, when Chicago pollution- control workers used green dye to trace illegal sewage discharges in the river. The workers thought it might be a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, so they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river – enough to keep it green for a week.

8.4.17

Trivia & Amazing Facts [8-4-17]


Trivia & Amazing Facts
  • "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt"
  • The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms)
  • Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation, was played by six different cats
  • From 1930 to 1939 Betty Boop made over 120 cartoons
  • More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States

4.4.17

Trivia and Amazing Facts [4-4-17]


Trivia & Amazing
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open! 
  • Every square inch of the Human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it
  • The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms)
  • Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool
  • The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell
 

3.4.17

Trivia and Amazing Facts [3-4-17]

Trivia and Amazing Facts
  • It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
  • The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
  • The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  • It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.