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Some Neat Informative Trivia – #28

By   /  March 4, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

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. […]

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Some Neat & Informative Trivia – #26

By   /  February 26, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

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 […]

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Did You Know..Something For Everyone

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

 1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel 2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself. 3. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle. 4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and […]

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Still More & More Trivia Of The World – #16

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — More fun facts, statistics and bits of trivia to amuse and astound you and to get you ready for Trivia Night at your local brewery or to get you qualified to be on “The Weakest Link” T.V. show. I have been told many of you are printing these out and keeping them […]

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How Much Do You Know About Vista – Trivia Quiz – Answers

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — Let’s see just how much Vista residents knew about the city they live in. These are the answers to the Great Vista Trivia Quiz. Vista Trivia Quiz What was the name of the Indian tribe located here long before the San Luis Rey Mission was established?    Luiseno Indians How is Vista’s climate […]

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Baseball & Baseball Snack/Food Trivia

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — I know baseball games are only on T.V., with no fans in the stadium and this is not quite what we thought this season would be, but something is better than nothing. Here is a little trivia about America’s game to give you a chuckle and to enlighten you about this classic […]

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The Trivia Just Doesn’t Stop – #8

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — It is amazing how much fascinating trivia is out there that we don’t know about and have never even thought of before. This is what makes these little-known facts so interesting and gives you more and more dinner time conversation material to make you look so smart. The first footprints on the […]

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The Trivia Just Keeps Coming – #7

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — The unusual and obscure bits and pieces of trivia in our world could fill volumes of books. Some of these are just too weird to believe, but they are true. Here are some more to add to your dinner conversations. Elephants can’t jump Octopuses have three hearts Cows don’t have four stomachs, […]

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More, More and More Obscure & Fascinating Bits & Pieces of Trivia-Part 4

By   /  July 16, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — A continuing list of some of the most unusual, but factual, snippets of information that makes our world such a fascinating and vastly different place. Eye of newt, toe of frog and wool of bat are just archaic terms for mustard seed, buttercup and holly leaves. In 1907, a woman was arrested […]

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A Little Trivia for the Dinner Table

By   /  June 5, 2020  /  Local  /  2 Comments

TR Robertson — Conversations around the old dinner table getting a little redundant? Need some trivial, yet interesting bits and pieces of information to liven up the evening meal or while you are playing those board games? Here are some true, utterly useless bits of information that will amuse and inform those who listen. Did […]

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How Well Do You Know Your “Star Wars” Trivia? ANSWERS

By   /  May 16, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson — There have been nine “Star Wars” movies and a couple of spin-offs. Get a pen or pencil and paper or print out this trivia test that will challenge and test how well you watched the various “Star Wars” movies, many I am sure you have seen several times. Good Luck and May […]

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Fact or Fiction: The Tradition Of Playing Or Watching Football On Thanksgiving

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

 Started with the first National Football League game on the holiday in 1934. Fiction. The American tradition of college football on Thanksgiving is pretty much as old as the sport itself. The newly formed American Intercollegiate Football Association held its first championship game on Thanksgiving Day in 1876. At the time, the sport resembled something […]

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Thanksgiving Facts and Trivia

By   /  November 16, 2015  /  The Back Page  /  1 Comment

  As Thanksgiving fast approaches, take some time to look over these fun facts and trivia associated with what most consider a truly American holiday. Abe Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday through the efforts of magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale. Ms. Hale is also the author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Prior to […]

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