Trivia and Amazing Facts [18-10-17]

Trivia and Amazing Facts
  • The "pound" (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • Shakespeare was the first to use certain words that are now common, including "hurry," "bump," "eyeball," and "anchovy."
  • The opposite of a "vacuum" is a "plenum."
  • The metal part of a lamp that surrounds the bulb and supports the shade is called a harp.


Trivia and Amazing Facts [13-10-17]

Trivia and Amazing Facts 
  • Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush
  • The last dictionary that Noah Webster wrote contained 70,000 words and their meanings. He wrote it with no help and by hand. After his death his family sold the right to publish to G&C Merriam and Co.
  • Hoi polloi is a Greek phrase meaning “the many.” Hoi polloi are the masses.
  • A "zeedonk" is the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.
  • One hundred thousand cubic feet of water pours over the Niagara Falls every second


Trivia and Amazing Facts [11-10-17]

Trivia and Amazing Facts
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly
  • Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable.
  • If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel (1 to 36), the total is the mystical number 666, often associated with the Devil.
  • A three-letter, one-syllable word that becomes a three-syllable word by adding one letter to the end of it: The word "are" has three letters and one syllable - "area" has three syllables.
  • "Mrs." is the abbreviation of Mistress, which originally was a title and form of address for a married woman. It was always capitalized


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


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"! 


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"


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"


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! 


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.


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.