Monday, August 8, 2016

Trivial Trivia

In his 1918 book titled TRIVIA, British Author Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946) wrote "I know too much; I have stuffed too many of the facts of History and Science into my intellectuals. My eyes have grown dim over books; believing in geological periods, cave dwellers, Chinese Dynasties, and the fixed stars has prematurely aged me."

For those you thrive of useless trivia, I offer the following useless trivia.

  • The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.

  • The average person's left hand does most of the typing.

  • "Stewardesses" is the longest word types with only the left hand.

  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

  • "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends with the letters "mt."

  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

  • Maine is the only state in the USA whereby the name is only one syllable.

  • Al Capone's business card listed his occupation as a used furniture dealer.

  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

  • A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

  • The average life of a five dollar bill is 5 1/2 years before it is replaced due to wear.

  • The Sunday New York Times, the largest newspaper in the world, has nearly a thousand pages, weighing up to 7+ pounds. It takes nearly 20 acres of wood pulp to produce one Sunday edition.

  • During 1968 to 1974, a woman in rural Iowa, Marva Drew, typed the number from 1 to 1,000,000 on a standard typewriter, filling nearly 2,500 pages.

  • ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC is an acronym used by the U.S. Navy, meaning "Administration Command Subordinate Command Amphibious Forces Pacific Fleet"

  • The English word "set" has close to 200 meanings, 60 as a noun and 120 as a verb, depending on the context in which it is used.

  • You can't have everything, where would you put it?

  • If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

  • On the other hand, you have different fingers.

  • Those who laugh last, think slowest.

  • The things that come to those who wait may be things left by those who got there first.

  • The cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

  • Snowmen fall from the sky unassembled.

  • I got a sweater for my birthday, but I wanted a moaner or a screamer.

Quote for the Day -- “My wife and I were happy for twenty years -- then we met.” Rodney Dangerfield

Bret Burquest is the author of 11 books. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a few dogs and where those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

1 comment:

Hiltons Collision said...

Trivia...A place where three roads met.

Meeting at the crossroads always promotes the fun of Trivia.

Thanks Bret.

Your trivial Trivia is welcomed. :)