Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: List of Random Facts Part Ten

**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 3 most valuable brand names on earth: MARLBORO, COCA-COLA, BUDWEISER, in that order.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." 

The ashes of an average cremated person weighs 9 lbs.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

The average person blinks 313 million times in a lifetime.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. 

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck.

The bigger the navel, the sweeter the orange.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough- faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The dial tone of a normal phone is in the key of F. 

The dot over the lower case "i" is called a Tittle.

The dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist

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