Showing posts with label Trivia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trivia. Show all posts

Jan 4, 2019

Quick Trivia

Three Musketeers used to contain three small bars of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.
Chemists describe the old book smell as grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness.
The Sun-Maid Raisins girl was modeled after Lorraine Collett Petersen.
A California woman once tried to sue the makers of Cap'n Crunch because crunch berries contained no berries.
During 2006, a man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price went to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.
Forty is the only number in which the letters are in alphabetical order.

Despite the urban legend, birds ingesting uncooked rice will not explode.

Oct 19, 2018

Geography Trivia

Texas is larger than any country in Europe which is not Russia.

Russia makes up 40% of the total area of Europe,

The population of China is significantly larger than the combined populations of South America (385,7 mil), North America (529 mil) and Australia (31.26mil).

The Pacific Ocean covers a larger area than all land masses of Earth combined.

The average depth of oceans water is about 3.8 kilometers (2.4 miles). Maximum depths can exceed 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

Washington Monument may be more famous, but things are bigger in Texas. The San Jacinto Monument of La Porte, Texas is 15-feet taller than the monument in DC and is the tallest stone column structure and war monument in the world. It is 9.6 feet (2.9 m) taller than the next tallest, the Juche Tower in North Korea.

Amarillo, Texas is home to 90% of the entire world’s helium reserves.

Texas is home to the largest bat colony in the world, Bracken Cave has over 20 million bats. The city of Austin is also home to the largest urban bat colony on the continent.

Dallas Cowboys may be America’s team, but they have not played football in the city of Dallas since 1971.

Apr 17, 2015

Wordology, Trivia

The word trivia originates from the Latin word trivium (plural trivia), where “tri” stands for triple and “via” means way. Basically, the word means a place where three ways meet. This word gained prominence in Rome, where people would often chin wag with others at a trivium. The word trivalis in Classical Latin meant an appropriate street corner and commonplace. In medieval times, the word gained broader meaning and came to refer grammar, rhetoric, and logic. Much of what you read here can be referred to as trivia.

Sep 19, 2014

Bathroom Time Trivia

Normally I do not do this type of trivia, but the numbers staggered me, and not in a good way. This first fact was not a surprise, but the rest were rather surprising.

Women spend more than twice as long in the bathroom than men. Thirty seven percent of women and fifteen percent of men spend more than one hour in the bathroom per day.

86% said the toilet is the place where they did most of their reading.

75% of Americans have used their mobile phone in the bathroom. 67% of them read text, 63% answer a call, and 29% do social networking (Yuck).

63% of people read books, magazines and newspapers in the bathroom. Magazines are the favored literature (many of my books are considered good bathroom reading). Men's top two reading are erotic magazines and sports. Women's top two are romance novels and interior design magazines.

33% of people read mail and email in the bathroom.

3% of Americans have TVs in their bathroom.

Jun 29, 2010

Decades of Fun

How about a trip back to your favorite decade? Check this LINK. This site takes you from the fifties to the eighties. You can find Music, Television, Movies, Books, Gadgets, Sports, and Cars all neatly packaged. Great for feeding the nostalgia bug, or just loading up on more trivia, like Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. Did you know that in 1950 the average cost of a new house was $8,450, a new car was $1,510, a gallon of gas was 18 cents, and a postage stamp cost three cents. Now you do.