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Calendar >  Some Neat & Informative Trivia – #26

Some Neat & Informative Trivia – #26

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TR Robertson — Some more trivia to make you seem Oh So Smart. Go to TheVistaPress.com archives to check out more of the trivia that has appeared in the online paper:

Glass takes one million years to decompose and can be recycled an infinite number of times.

Gold is the only metal that does not rust.

When a person dies hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense to go is sight.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

If you stop getting thirsty you need to drink water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

Kites were used in the Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song Auld Lang Syne is sung at midnight on New Year’s by almost every English-speaking country in the world.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61%. Drinking water before you eat may help digestion and curb your appetite.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless heated above 450F.

The roar you hear when you place a seashell to your ear is not the ocean but the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of ten living things live in the ocean.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a proposal of marriage. If she caught it, it meant she accepted.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show they were unarmed (wonder if this will ever return?)

Strawberries and cashews are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 157 calories per hundred grams.

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down (depends on how many and how long the bridge it).

Everything weighs 1% less at the equator.

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of elements.

The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

Henry Ford produced the Model T only in black because black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia”.

Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology cannot be used as evidence of admission to guilt.

When dinosaurs existed, there were volcanoes erupting on the moon.

If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear”.

There were two AI chatbots created by Facebook to talk to each other, but they were shut down after they started communicating in a language, they made for themselves.

Daniel Radcliffe was allergic to his first Harry Potter glasses. They did not have any lenses in them. They were added in post-production.

The famous line in “Titanic” from Leonardo DiCaprio, “I’m king of the world!” was improvised.

A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”.

To leave a party without telling anyone is called in English a “French Exit”. In French it is called a “partir a l’anglaise”, to leave like the English.

Pope Gregory the Great declared “God bless you” to be the correct response to a sneeze in the year 600 to protect the sneezer from the plague. Up until then “Long may you live” & “May you enjoy good health” were accepted responses. Long before this, sneezing was thought to be an omen of death.

These should keep you contemplating for a while. Impress your friends with these incredibly useful bits of information.

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