Curious Trivia
* A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
* Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
* The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
* A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
* A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
* A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
* A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".
* During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).
* On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries....)
* Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
* Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
* The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
* There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
* The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.
* The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
* If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)
* Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
* The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
* The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
* The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
* The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
* Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
* By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
* Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
* Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
* Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
* Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."
* An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!
* The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
* The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
* Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
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2 Responses
  1. Serendipity Says:

    On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries....)

    de unde le-ai luat? is de incredere? :D

  2. DeeA Says:

    nu stiu cat de incredere e....da pare plauzibil :D

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