I have some trivia…so I thought I’d share the trivial fun. Don’t say I’ve never done anything for you.
Did you know…
The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, “Well, are you there?”. It wasn’t until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase “number please?”
The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared. (bet Hit40 already knew that one…)
Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day. (Hit40 probably knew that one, too…)
Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year – Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write “War & Peace”.
The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is.
On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
Lucy and Linus (who where brother and sister) had another little brother named Rerun. (He sometimes played left-field on Charlie Brown’s baseball team, [when he could find it!]).
1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.