Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Trivial Tuesday

It is snowing or trying to here so I thought I would do a post for fun.
I am finalizing two calendar gifts and some of the fun facts and trivia are ...well fun and trivial. So here goes:

Alektrophobia- fear of chickens.

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

A cows normal body temperature is 101.5°F.

Cows are pregnant for 9 months just like people.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

John Quincy Adams Regularly Skinny-Dipped In The Potomac

A Holstein’s spots are like a fingerprint. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of black and white spots. They are all different.

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!

Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million Sharks per year.

Clinophobia is the fear of beds!

A dairy cow can produce 125 lbs. of saliva a day.

You speak about 4,800 words a day.

Andrew Jackson Taught His Parrot To Curse...The parrot had to be removed from President Jackson's funeral because it wouldn't stop swearing.

In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac.

Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

As a freshman in high school, Dwight Eisenhower injured his knee, and the wound caused an infection that doctors feared could kill him. They recommend the leg be amputated, but Eisenhower loved playing sports so much that he refused the operation, and he somehow made a miraculous recovery.

Jupiter’s giant red spot is like a tornado and it is 3 times bigger than the earth.

McDonald’s in India does not serve beef—only chicken, mutton and fish.

The average cow drinks 30 to 50 gallons of water each day.

The first animal sent up to outer space was a dog.

In the 1940's Gerald Ford did a bit of modeling and even posed on the cover of "Cosmopolitan". His wife Betty was also a dancer and fashion model, who signed with the John Robert Powers modeling firm to finance her dance education.

Chickens were domesticated about 8000 years ago.

On a clear night, the human eye can see between 2,000 and 3,000 stars in the sky.

One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

President Thomas Jefferson founded the university in 1819 on land that once belonged to eventual President James Monroe. Jefferson is the only president to have ever founded an institution of higher learning.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were close friends and correspondents — but they also had a bit of a rivalry. Adams' dying words were, "Thomas Jefferson survives," unaware that he had died hours earlier. In another shocker, both died on July 4, 1826.

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

Ulysses S. Grant smoked a ton of cigars — at least 20 a day. After a great military victory at the Battle of Shiloh, citizens sent him more than 10,000 boxes of cigars as gratitude. He died of throat cancer in 1885.

A single 30-meter-tall mature tree can absorb as much as 22.7 kilograms (50 pounds) of carbon dioxide in a year.

No tree dies of old age. They are generally killed by insects, disease or by people. California Bristlecone Pines and Giant Sequoias are regarded as the oldest trees and have been known to live 4,000 to 5,000 years.
Have a marvelous day and I hope the trivia made you smile a time or two or even learn something!


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