Welcome to a celebration of National Trivia Day, held every January 4th!
First bit of trivia – the origins of National Trivia Day are unknown! It’s true! At least, according to NationalDayCalendar.com. Oh well, it’s trivia – let’s just go with it!
- In 1961, Martha Stewart was selected as one of Glamour magazine’s “Ten Best-Dressed College Girls.” (Whaaaaat?)
- As part of David Hasselhoff’s divorce settlement, he kept possession of the nickname “Hoff” and the catchphrase “Don’t Hassle the Hoff.” (*BLINK!*)
- “Jay” used to be slang for “foolish person.” So when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a “jaywalker.”
- Duncan Hines was a real person. He was a popular restaurant critic who also wrote a book of hotel recommendations.
- The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
- Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys. (Go ahead and try typing the other 49 states. We’ll wait.)
- At the 1905 wedding of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, President Teddy Roosevelt gave away the bride.
- Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
- The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
- Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
- Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks otherwise, it will digest itself. (Can we all say, “Ewwwwww!”)
- 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don’t die throughout the movie.
- To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs – it will let you go instantly. (*BLINK!*)
- Reindeer like to eat bananas.
- The word “samba” means “to rub navels together.”
- Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
- The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II Killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
- More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes.
- Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her. (Who is getting this close to crocodiles and alligators???)
- Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.
- Right-handed people live, on average; nine years longer than left-handed people.
- Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
- In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
- A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel.
- A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods.
- Nearly 80% of all animals on earth have six legs.
Personally, I’m wondering if crocodile and alligator attacks are really a common thing???
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