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Random Trivia Facts
« on: August 03, 2019, 08:02:30 PM »
Okay...I decided to start this thread on the advice of Raypistonprowl as I have a giant grab bag of random trivia facts and I love learning new ones. I'll go first.

Did you know:

   -- The computer was originally invented 100 years earlier than first thought. But dismissed as a crackpot idea. If taken seriously we'd be 100 years further into the technological age than we already are.

   -- Hawaii's Kalaupapa was a known refugee for those with leprosy

   -- The Ken doll was introduced in 1961, Barbie was designed in 1959


That's a few. Anyone else have any??
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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 09:53:24 PM »
 :laugh: I'ma just going to keep going.

   -- You can hear a blue whale's heartbeat from two miles away.

   -- The average person will spend 6 months of their life waiting for a red light to turn green.

   -- There's an ant specific to Manhattan. Seriously. They called it the ManhattAnt.

   -- Marie Curie's (discover of polonium and radium) notebooks are still radioactive.

   -- Rooster's have built in earplugs.

Pretty cool right??
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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 10:48:49 PM »
Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys.

Oscar from Sesame Street was originally orange.

The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666

Nomophobia is the irrational fear of being without your mobile phone
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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 12:15:27 AM »

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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 10:26:43 AM »
I just love this stuff. Here's some more!!

   -- Oranges are not naturally occurring fruits. They are actually a hybrid of tangerines and "Chinese Grapefruits" or pomelos.

   -- OMG was first used IN PRINT in 1917 in a letter to Winston Churchill.

   -- Hot water freezes faster than cold water. Seriously. Its called the Mpemba effect.

   -- Speed dating was invented by a Jewish rabbi.

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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 11:41:10 AM »
The hashtag symbol is technically called an octothorpe.
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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 11:41:33 AM »
It’s been said that nearly 3% of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 07:39:25 AM »
The girl who inspired the character of Wendy in Peter Pan was the daughter of the man who inspired the character of Long John Silver.

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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 10:20:25 AM »
The most successful pirate of all time was a female and former prostitute.
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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 10:46:53 AM »
The most successful pirate of all time was a female and former prostitute.

My favourite female pirate is Anne Bonney who, IIRC, got herself pregnant when she was caught, because it was illegal to execute a pregnant woman so she couldn't be hanged for her piracy.

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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 10:56:29 AM »
A sperm takes one hour to swim seven inches.

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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2019, 12:33:08 PM »

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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2019, 12:47:04 PM »
Every hour of sleep before midnight counts as two.  Every hour of sleep after, is half...

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Re: Random Trivia Facts
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2019, 12:53:21 PM »
True! However studies have shown that night owls statistically have a higher IQ than early birds.
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2019, 01:02:19 PM »
Yes, also true, but also prone to longer sicknesses because well less sleep...

 

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