November 3, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts - The Trivial Trivia Edition Part 2

Remember how I was buried in making stuff a couple of weeks ago?  Yeah, well I'm back at it again now that the plague has departed.  So while I'm making my kitchen smell like a winery and trying not to enjoy myself too much, I thought I'd impart more trivia for your entertainment.  Because I care.


Did you know...

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).

A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. (I'm so going to use that in a sentence this week...if I remember to, that is).

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.

Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

Turning a clock's hands counterclockwise while setting it is not necessarily harmful. It is only damaging when the timepiece contains a chiming mechanism.

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.

Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.

Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.



Go forth and be Random!


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33 Random Sassy Comments:

Brochures said...

"The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache."

This was a fun trivia. Looks like the King wants a clean look, huh?! I might take a second look on my cards. Haha

Laoch of Chicago said...

Good list. Elephants can't jump but oddly they are good swimmers.

Hit 40 said...

Excellent random trivia. I wonder if the police dogs are trained in another language to avoid others from yelling commands at them??

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Laufa said...

Is that why Charlie Brown was basically bald - the cartoon right?
I would rather sleep than watch TV anyway!

buffalodick said...

Fun facts to know and yell!

rachel... said...

Bummer about the TV watching... And how come I can smell a skunk a mile away (and I do all the time!) but I've NEVER seen one!

And you can add me to that list with the elephants. :/

Toni said...

Lol some GREAT randoms there Stacy - an you educated us too..sneaky mom! hehe. I especially love the car horn at the tone of F. And did you know there was a snake recently that was born with two heads? It was over here!

I am Harriet said...

Hi Stacy.
I'm not gonna ask how you know about the skunk :)
Good info.

Have a great rtt!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/11/tuesdays-are-for-randomness.html

U R U! said...

I am so not surprised by burning more calories by sleeping than watching TV. I move around all the time while sleeping and don't move an inch while watching TV.

:o)

Brian Miller said...

all for more sleeping and less TV. smiles. have fun cooking!

Raven said...

Love your trivia! Glad to hear the plague has departed. We are finally getting better too.

Have a great day!

Raven

Rebecca Jo said...

I LOVE stuff like that!!!

Can you imagine if a elephant DID jump?

Kristina P. said...

I love your random facts. I didn't know that one about Mary Stuart.

blueviolet said...

Ewwww, thanks for the blood squirting visual!

I sleep all the time. It's not working! Do I need to sleep even more???

Sick about the airborne toilet particles!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Ok, it's kind of scary that I didn't know any of that except about the toothbrush. I guess that tells you that I am the worst Trivial Pursuit partner

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

Elephants huh!! LOL Happy RTT!!

otin said...

I actually knew a few of them! The Mario one just means that I am old!

The Charlie Brown one, that is why he had no hair!

Sprite's Keeper said...

More sleep, less tv. Got it!

Casey said...

I think I must have married a skunk since I can smell Jamie's ass from a mile away too.

Vodka Logic said...

lethologica now teach me to pronounce it so I can use it in a sentence. lol

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, I suffer from...what's the word....lethologica!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Woa. Now that truly is a random list. hehe. Thank you for the funny & educational info!! =)

Jaime said...

the only one of these that i actually knew was about mary queen of scots

Justine said...

I love this trivia stuff! Plastic money? What the hell is up with that??? Can you imagine trying to stuff plastic bills in your wallet?

What I don't love is how your blog is acting, and yours is the only one that acts this way. I get the page to load fairly quickly, but then scrolling down to read is a very slowwwwwwwwww process. Then, the popup comment window takes forever to load. Then it takes forever to post. Then, even when I X out your blog, it takes forever to go away! WTF????

Justine :o )

Maria @ Conversations with Moms said...

Great randomness. The two headed snake one is crazy. I'm assuming they have one stomach.

Just Breathe said...

Interesting facts, love them.
So I guess I need to take more naps!

Ninja Swords said...

its really very great and nice posting here. i like it very much.

Ane Fallarme said...

Hi Stacy! :) I love trivias! :)

I didn't think I would meet someone else who is a girl, who knew that stuff about Mario... :D yay, i'm not alone! :D

oh so that leslie nielsen movie, dracula: dead & loving it, wasn't exaggerating when it showed how Lucy's blood squirted about 30 feet across the room when she was staked at the heart... cool! :D

Happy RTT's Stacy! :)

Banteringblonde said...

hmmm... I should be doing more sleeping then!

btw tried commenting on your WW but it wouldn't let me -- PN is adorable!

Julie@Momspective said...

This is what being random is all about. Well done. ;)

Yaya said...

Ummm......oh crap....lethologica...

Genny said...

Trying to comment on your WW post, but having computer issues...lol!

Cute Halloween photos. :)