Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: List of Random Facts Part Nine

**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.**

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades -King David, Clubs -Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds -Julius Caesar.

Easter Sunday is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. (the first day of Spring)

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump

Emu's and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Howdy Doody has exactly 48 freckles on his face.

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

If a frog's mouth is held open too long the frog will suffocate.

If a spider dismantles his web a bad storm is near.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg 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.