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Weird trivia - Do you have any to add?


amynicole21 wrote: Do you know any interesting and bizarre facts? I am the queen of useless knowledge - I get it from my mother, the crossword puzzle queen. Here are some things I know for one reason or another. Feel free to add your own.

* elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump
* donkeys have rectangular pupils
* It is a myth that birds will die if they eat rice thrown at weddings - lots of birds eat rice in the wild!
* You will swallow at least 3 spiders in your lifetime while you are asleep

MommyToAshley replied: OMG...NO WAY!??!!??! Gross!!!! puke.gif

Jacqueline_n_Alyssas_Mom replied: I second that : puke.gif

Here is some from me:

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle tongue.gif

The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino. blink.gif

Most lipstick contains fish scales. Yum yummy.gif

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. wacko.gif

Okay I have a million more but I want to give everyone else a chance~

amynicole21 replied:

I've heard about the toothbrush one - but fish scales??? That is really nasty puke.gif

¤Heather¤ replied: MMM, let me think on this one...I know I have some...I will post in a few...

MommyToAshley replied: TLCDad read the lid of his snapple today (they have weird facts printed on the lid) and then said, "How would you like to be the parent of a baby seal?!? They only sleep 1-1/2 minutes at a time!" Well, now I don't think we have it so bad after all...LOL rolling_smile.gif

Kaitlin'smom replied: okay some of that was grose! puke.gif

I will keep my baby over a seal anyday!

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
Hmm....I think im going to go try that one =)

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than
the lowest point in Colorado!

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
The word "Mrs." Cannot be written in full.
Missis? Mr. Is? I dunno.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Powered non dairy creamer, when suspended
in air is flammable and explosive.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
On Venus, the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east, the opposite of
the Earth. Venus rotates from east to west, not from west to east as the
Earth and the other planets do.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Levan, Utah is "navel" spelled backwards.
It was so named because it is in the middle of Utah.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Muppets creator Jim Henson first created Kermit in 1955 - as a lizard.
He was made from Henson's mother's coat and two halfs of a Ping-Pong ball
(no flipper feet or eleven-point collar).
He didn't become a frog until 1968.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Gasoline has no specific freezing point – it freezes at any temperature
between -180 and -240 degrees Fahrenheit. When gasoline freezes, it never
solidifies totally, but resembles gum or wax.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Just like people, mother chimpanzees often develop lifelong
relationships with their offspring.
Hmm...I wonder if they have barbecues & stuff like that.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Actor Dean Cain, the leading man in TV's Lois and Clark: The
New Adventures of Superman, was signed to play professional
football with the Buffalo Bills after his graduation from
Princeton. However, he injured his knee three days before his
first pre-season NFL game. The unfortunate injury forced Cain
to pursue a new career.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath once a year.
<Insert funny joke here> Naa...I dont wanna get screamed at. I have lotsa
friends from Kentucky =)

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Presidents George Washington and John Adams had to employ protection
money — paying off certain pirates in the Mediterranean Sea with a
couple of million dollars — while Congress debated the creation of
a U.S. navy.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
& nope, im not going to list them because that
is just too much mental work.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are
read left to right or right to left. They are called palindromes.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
75% of dust in ur house is dead skin cells.
Mmmm, yummy

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
While 7 men in 100 have some form of colorblindness, only 1 woman in
1,000 suffers from it. The most common form of color blindness is a
red-green deficiency.
I get told this all the time. "Thats a pretty blue dress"....
"its not blue, its green!". Oh.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
There are more insects in one square mile of rural land
than there are human beings on the entire earth.
Thats very uhh...interesting to know.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
The kiwi was originally called the Chinese gooseberry.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
If we keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will turn white.
True? I have no idea.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Actor Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore used to be roommates at Harvard
University.
Thats an interesting mix.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
The only McDonald's that sells hotdogs in the world is in Skydome,
Toronto.
& The only one to sell pizza is in Chicago.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Einstein was hardly ever able to fill out his tax return without a
mistake.
If HE can make mistakes, I guess we can too.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Results of a survey show that 76 percent of women make
their bed every day, compared to 46 percent of men.
I can attest to that =)

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
If hot water is suddenly poured into a glass that glass is more apt
to break if it is thick than if it is thin. This is why test tubes
are made of thin glass.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
The winged hat worn by the ancient Greek god Hermes
(or, in Roman mythology, Mercury) was called a "petasos."

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
The first CD pressed in the United State for commercial
release was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all
the letters in alphabetical order.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Seeing another person yawn makes it likely that you will yawn yourself.
Thinking about, even reading about yawning can set you off. People with
mental disorders such as psychosis rarely yawn.

supermom replied: Here's my list for the month - teehee!!

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a Full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never
stop growing.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were
three gifts.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that
it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a
chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter
of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one
row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; Otherwise
it will digest itself.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Spinach consumption in the U.S. rose 33% after the Popeye
comic strip became a hit in 1931.
They should do a new one with brocolli or something so our
kids can start eating them =)

Mommieto2Girls replied: Saw this one on Emeril.

America consumes 90 acres of pizza a day.

MomToMany replied: laugh.gif rolling_smile.gif laugh.gif Where do you guys find this stuff?!? You have too much time on your hands rolling_smile.gif !!!!

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a
person from producing tears.
Hmm....I dont know about that one.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily.
I really didnt know that one. I know another thing that causes
blindness too <grin>

amynicole21 replied: Mosquito repellant works not by repelling mosquitos but by masking your scent so they can't find you. Hmm.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary cosmetologist
and a bricklayer before becoming an actress.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
For what?!?

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
If laid out in a straight line, the average adult's circulatory system
would be nearly 60,000 miles long - enough to circle the Earth 2 and
a half times.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
The Nike "swoosh" logo was designed by University of Oregon student
Carolyn Davidson in 1964 — four years after business undergrad Phil
Knight and track coach Bill Bowerman founded the company they originally
called Blue Ribbon Sports. Ms. Davidson was paid $35 dollars for her design.

Hillbilly Housewife replied: Here's your totally useless fact of the day....
In olden days, barbers also performed as surgeons. Blood-letting, a
remedy of the time believed to cure diseases, was one of their main tasks.
The red-and-white striped barber pole originally symbolized a bleeding arm
swathed in bandages.


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