Trivia

bogie
#121
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
 
undergradNITZ
#122
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill
 
bogie
#123
There are 10,800 feet of film in a two-hour movie.
 
bogie
#124
The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
 
undergradNITZ
#125
During a 24-hour period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times
 
bogie
#126
The collecting of beer mats (coasters) is called tegestology.
 
undergradNITZ
#127
Basketball traces its roots to a game that was played in ancient Central America's Inca cities. The game throwing a goat's head into a hole in a wall often went scoreless for days. The winners were granted riches and lives of luxury. The losers were decapitated.
 
bogie
#128
Quote: Originally Posted by undergradNITZ

Basketball ....... The winners were granted riches and lives of luxury. The losers were decapitated.

Talk about getting 'ahead' in a game!

Gambrinous is an obscure word meaning "being full of beer."
 
Diamond Sun
#129
The expression "three dog night" originated with the Eskimos and means a very cold night - so cold that you have to bed down with three dogs to keep warm.

(I hope it never gets colder than a "two dog night" in my house or I'll be stealing my neighbours dog)
 
bogie
#130
When Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1935, he was called Happy Rabbit.
 
undergradNITZ
#131
When your midle finger is longer then your index finger you have manly hands...

When your index finger is longer then your middle finger you have feminine hands...
 
bogie
#132
Bluebirds can't see the color blue.
 
undergradNITZ
#133
Biologically, bumble bees technically shouldn't be able to fly. They are too heavy for how small their wings are.
 
bogie
#134
Animal, that famous Muppet drummer, was inspired by Keith Moon of The Who.
 
undergradNITZ
#135
More people are killed by a donkey every year than get killed by plane crashes
 
bogie
#136
At the age of 21, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was given just two years to live. On January 8, 2003, he turned 61.
 
undergradNITZ
#137
The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards
 
Diamond Sun
#138
The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
www.cs.pdx.edu/~timm/dm/bumbl...umblebee%20bat (external - login to view)
 
bogie
#139
In Greek, "cosmetics" means "skilled in decorating."
 
bogie
#140
In Sweden, it's against the law to train a seal to balance a ball on its nose.
 
bogie
#141
The "bumpers" on the bottom of toilet seats are called "buculets."
 
LadyC
#142
Lassie was always played by a male dog.
 
bogie
#143
Singer John Denver's real name was Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
 
LadyC
#144
At any given time, 40% of the top tennis players are left-handed.
 
bogie
#145
Porphyrophobia is a morbid fear of the color purple.



Aaarrgghhhh .... Barney!
 
bogie
#146
The jewelry industry uses about 1,000 tons of gold per year and dentistry uses 87 tons.
 
undergradNITZ
#147
A pound of termites has more nutrients than a pound of beef or pork
 
LadyC
#148
Not if you can't keep 'em down they don't.



Former president Gerald Ford was unusual in that he was left-handed while seated but right-handed while standing.
 
undergradNITZ
#149
Mickey Mouse was banned in Romania in 1935 because it was felt that he was too scary for children.
 
bogie
#150
In the early days of motion pictures, "movies" were the people who worked on films.
 

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