Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: List of Random Facts Part Eight

**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.**

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

The first episode of "Joanie Loves Chachi" was the highest rated American program in the history of Korean television. "Chachi" is Korean for "penis."

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
The five most stolen items in a drugstore are batteries, cosmetics, film, sunglasses, and Preparation H.  

Preparation H's main ingredient is Shark Liver Oil. The oil not only helps shrink hemorrhoids, but will shrink any tissue. As a result, many older women use it to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles!

The geographical center of North America is Rugby, North Dakota.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache.

The lightning that we see actually goes from the ground to the sky in what is known as the "return stroke" at 1/3 the speed of light. We can't see the initial "stepped leader" that passes from the sky to the ground.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

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 mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" movie was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.


  1. Stopping by from the blog hop!
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