These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday Trivia

Miscellaneous trivia with absolutely no rhyme or reason as to how aI chose it for today. I feel no rhyme or reason myself!! Yep, I'm random today. :D

  • Ants never sleep.
  • Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
  • The parachute was invented by DiVinci in 1515.
  • Betty Boop was originally designed as a dog
  • Most of Disney's Atlantis characters were designed from an anime comic book called Nadia, though they adamantly deny it. Check it out!
  • the new U2 song "Walk On" was written for Michael Hutchince, lead singer of INXS, who accidentally killed himself while performing auto-erotic asphyxiation(maybe) a few years ago
  • snake antivenom is made of horse's blood
  • If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, month, and purple.
  • Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
  • The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
  • The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  • The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  • Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with "rejoice."
  • In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."
  • Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
  • A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • Dec 17, 1989: Bartholomew J. Simpson's birthday.
  • See! Pokemon IS evil!: Dec 17 1997 "Pokemon", an anime program geared towards youngsters on Japanese television, induced seizures in at least 750 children througout Japan. The offending scene was a "vaccine bomb" followed by red flashing in the eyes of a rat being. Of those affected, 200 were still in the hospital with quasi-epileptic seizures a full day after the broadcast.
  • Peanuts are not nuts, they're legumes.
  • The most popular nut in the world is the almond.
  • The average human eye can distinguish about 500 different shades of gray.
  • The word bell comes from the Anglo-Saxon word bellan, meaning "to roar" or "to bellow."
  • The bagpipe is mentioned in the Bible, and historians believe that it originated in Sumaria.
  • A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).
  • About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.


  1. Interesting trivia. I actually knew of most of these.

    Hope you have a good day today and will have good stuff to report back on.

  2. I can't get past the first one - Ants never sleep!??!! NEVER? Like never ever in their tiny little lives do they recharge themselves? I am shocked. And a little freaked out. That's how they have time to invade everything... they don't ever slow down!

  3. Okay I knew a grand total of four of those facts! LOL

    I love your Tuesday Trivia! I always learn something and am entertained!

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  5. Oh, useless trivia is very fun. The people I spend my days around are often impressed with the useless and random things I come up with and share, so thanks for adding to the bank of info!

    Maybe the ants are like rechargeable batteries . . .

  6. I didn't mean like rechargeable batteries, I meant solar powered . . .not that that theory makes much more sense. Ok, need to sleep, unlike the ants. I was also envisioning supercharged ants that got into a starbucks cup or spill . . .

  7. Love the trivia...wonder how many of those I can use tomorrow.

  8. I can vouch for the fact that Pokemon is evil. Pokemon cards find their way into my couch cushions, they fall apart in washing machines, they've even made their way into the refrigerator.

    As for the ants, Jonah had an ant farm last year and I'd swear to you that they slept at night. Or were really really still.

  9. Daisy, hey, now, be careful or you'll make the rest of us feel, uh, not so smart as we thought we were!! LOL!

    Melissa, it puts a new appreciation on the phrase "as busy as an ant," doesn't it? Makes me tired!!

    MQ, I'm glad you enjoy it! BTW, I usually don't know much of it, either, until I read them!

    Beans, useless? USELESS??? OK, I'll admit that "trivia" indicates it is pretty, uh, unessential, but ..... ;)

    LOL at your battery "discussion"!! Yes, dear, get some sleep!!

    MJ, let me know how many you manage to put out there!!

    Catherine, LOL! Pokemon in the fridge??? Not sure I even want to know!!

    But wait, now, did you stay up and actually watch the ants all night long?

  10. Great trivia and I knew the one about the statue and a horse though I'm not sure where I read it!

  11. Sherry, I actually knew the horse and rider trivia, also. I can never remember the points when I look at a statue, but I've heard it. I have read that several place over the years, and I think in high school the first time.

  12. Wow, I learned more than one something new today! Ants never sleep...that one blows me away.

  13. Sandra, I know! Who'd a thunk it!!


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