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Calendar >  Some Neat Informative Trivia – #28

Some Neat Informative Trivia – #28

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TR Robertson — It just keeps coming, those fascinating bits and pieces of fairly useless but interesting trivial parts of everything around us. Here is more for you to contemplate and register in the depths of your mind.

  • Standing around burns calories. On average a 150-pound person burns 114 calories per hour while doing nothing.
  • GPS is free to use, sort of, it cost $2 million per day to operate paid for by American tax revenue.
  • The color red does not make bulls angry; they are color blind.
  • In 2007, Scotland spent 125,000 pounds devising a new national slogan. The winning entry was “Welcome to Scotland”.
  • Until 2016, the “Happy Birthday” song was not for public use. Prior to 2016, the song was copyrighted, and you had to pay a license fee to use it.
  • There is a punctuation mark to signify irony or sarcasm that looks like a backwards question mark – try to find that on your computer.
  • Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
  • Costa Coffee employs Gennaro Pelliccia as a coffee taster, who has his tongue insured for 10 million pounds.
  • There is an island called “Just Enough Room”, where there’s just enough room for a tree and a small house.
  • Medieval chastity belts are a myth. A great majority of examples now existing were made in the 18th or 19th century as jokes.
  • Nowadays millionaires are not considered wealthy. To fall into that classification, you need to make at least $2.4 million to be considered wealthy.
  • There is no period in Dr Pepper. It was removed because the old logo font made it look like Di: Pepper.
  • IKEA is an acronym which stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, the farm where he grew up and his hometown.
  • There are less than 30 ships in the Royal Canadian Navy which is less than most third-world countries.
  • Larry the Cable Guy’s real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney. His notable Southern accent is fake, he was born and raised in the mid-west, not the South.
  • The youngest Pope in history was Pope Benedict IX who was 11 years old at the time of election. He is also the only person to have been Pope more than once.
  • An estimated 50% of all gold mined on Earth came from a single plateau in South Africa: Witwatersrand.
  • Gold is a non-Earth mineral, coming from asteroids that have struck the Earth.
  • The original “Star Wars” movie premiered on just 32 screens in the U.S. in 1977.
  • Tirana, the capital of Albania has a lot of things in common with other European capitals – except one. It is one of two capitals without a McDonalds. The second is Vatican City.
  • Sour Patch Kids are from the same manufacturer as Swedish Fish. The red Sour Patch Kids are the same candy as Swedish Fish, but with sour sugar.
  • Elvis was originally blonde. He started coloring his hair black for an edgier look, sometimes using black shoe polish.
  • If you translate “Jesus” from Hebrew to English, the correct translation is “Joshua”. The name “Jesus” comes from translating the name from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin, to English.
  • An 11-year-old girl proposed the name for Pluto after the Roman god of the Underworld.
  • The world’s largest grand piano was built by a 15-year-old in New Zealand. It is a little over 18 feet long and has 85 keys, 3 short of the standard 88.
  • There is a company in Japan that has schools that teach you how to be funny. It opened in 1982 and about 1,000 students take the course each year.
  • The Bagheera kiplingi spider was discovered in the 1800’s and is the only species of spider that has been classified as vegetarian.
  • In Colorado there is still an active volcano. The past time it erupted was about the same time the pyramids were built in Egypt.
  • The flashes of colored light you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.
  • Iceland does not have a railway system.

Did you know any of these facts or was this all-new info for you? Just think of how much you learn from each of these trivia articles.


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