Strange, Interesting, But Mostly Useless Trivia
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Did You Know
The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston,Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
Emus cannot walk backwards.
The United States government keeps its supply of silver at the U.S.Military Academy at West Point, NY.
There are only thirteen blimps in the world. Nine of the thirteen blimps are in the United States.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of "F."
Camel's milk does not curdle
"Mr. Mojo Risin" is an anagram for Jim Morrison.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.
No word in the English language rhymes with month.
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot..
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
Star Trek was the first American TV show in which a white man (Captain Kirk) kissed a black woman (Lt. Uhura).
There is no number 0 in the Roman numeric system. This is why the new millennium begins on Jan 1, 2001.
The Bible never says that Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating an apple. Nor does it say they were expelled because they had sex. Additionally, at no point does God tell Eve the rules to the Garden of Eden. God tells Adam, then creates Eve.
Shakespeare's son's name was Hamnet.
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