Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: List of Random Things Part Four

**I copied and pasted this list from a website and I do not research each fact to find its authenticity like I usually do for these posts.  If you find where one is incorrect, leave me a comment and I will fix it.**

An animal epidemic is called a epizootic. 

An eagles nest can weigh as much as two tons.

An office chair with wheels travels 8 miles a year.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.

Ants prefer not to walk through baby powder.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

At the first Thanksgiving dinner, Lobster was one of the main entrees.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7

Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.

Contrary to popular belief, only one alligator has ever been found in the New York City sewer system. The 125 pound alligator was pulled out by four boys way back in 1935.
Corduroy comes from the French, meaning "cloth of the king".

Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully-ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

The WD in WD-40 stands for: the name was lifted right out chemist Norm Larsen's laboratory notebook. Way back in 1953, he was trying to concoct an anti-corrosion formula, which worked on the basic principle of displacing water. On his 40th try, Larsen finally got it right. Hence the name WD-40. It literally means Water Displacer, 40th try. 

There are coffee-flavored PEZ?

It is impossible to lick your elbow?

Dirty Harry's badge number is 2211.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

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