Did You Know...? The Trivia thread

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  1. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2001
    London, UK
    OK - let's start....

    Did you know that you can't lick your own elbow?


    (I've got a mental picture of everyone who's reading this attempting it...)

    Next incredibly useless piece of trivia, please!

  2. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Did you know that, when a tree falls in a forest and there's no one around to hear it, it does, in fact, make a sound?

    Or does it?
  3. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    Re: Did You Know...? The Trivia thread

    I can only imagine how many people have broken their arms trying!:D

    Umm, your forearm is about the same length as your foot.
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    LittleKnownFacts.net used to have randomly inserted little known facts:

    And I quoth from January 15, 2000 :eek:

    Married with Children is the longest running sitcom.
    A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
    Approximately 2,300 children are reported missing each day.
    When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the third largest city.
    Sweat glands can produce up to three gallons of sweat each day.
    Safe Ride closes at 11:00 p.m. Smart.
    Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
    Ten percent of Jacksonville’s population are members of First Baptist Church.
    Hot fudge has no fudge – it’s mostly corn syrup.
    One in ten Americans have spent at least one night in jail.
    An ostrich’s eye is bigger then its brain.
    Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
    In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
    John Lennon’s first girlfriend’s name was Thelma Pickles.
    There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
    Hummingbirds cannot walk.
    A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
    There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.
    Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
    If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
    Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
    Snails can sleep for three years without eating.
    It's rumored (emphasis on rumored) that sucking on a copper penny will cause a Breathalyzer to read zero.
    The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.
    Almonds are members of the peach family.
    Coca-Cola was originally green.
    Every day, more money is printed for Monopoly than by the US Treasury.
    Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever;
    Dumbest dog: 1) afghan
    Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
    Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
    Chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where he or she grew up: 1 in 2
    Amount American Airlines saved in '87 eliminating 1 olive from each salad served 1st class: $40K
    City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong
    State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
    Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
    Fraction of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12
    Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
    Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
    Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44
    Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
    Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
    Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36
    Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 43
    City with the highest per capita viewership of television evangelists: Washington DC
    Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80
    Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50
    Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58
    Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
    Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105
    Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
    Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
    Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70
    Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
    Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
    Portion of potatoes sold that are French fried: 1/3
    Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonalds each day: 7
    Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
    Percentage of mammal species that are: 3
    Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50
    Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
    Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7
    Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
    Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanan
    Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt
    Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for Profiles in Courage
    Only President awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals
    Only food that does not spoil: honey
    Only person to win $64,000 Challenge and $64,000 Question: Dr. Joyce Brothers (subject was "boxing")
    Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
    Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
    Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: pig
    Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
    An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
    In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
    Polar bears are left-handed.
    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
    Eskimos never gamble.
    The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
    The youngest pope was 11 years old.
    Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
    Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
    Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
    Your nose and ears never stop growing.
    The parachute was invented by da Vinci in 1515.
    Cream does not weigh as much as milk.
    Starfish have eight eyes one at the end of each leg.
    Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
    First novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.
    There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year
    Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year [presumably, when you "thump" the bottle].
    It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
    Men get hiccups more often than woman.
    Armadillos can be housebroken.
    Famous People and animals
    Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine.
    His parents thought he might be retarded.
    The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
    Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991.
    Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
    Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
    You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
    Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
    Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
    Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
    A bald Eagles nest Can weigh Up to 4,000 lbs.
    The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
    A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
    Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
    Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.
    In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
  5. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2003
    Jerry Garcia only had 9 fingers, but had 3 testicles.
  6. kiwi_the_iwik thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2001
    London, UK
    It's a scientific fact that a duck's quack doesn't echo...

  7. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    You ever tried that?

    Of course it echoes, its a physical sound wave, therefore it can be reflected, refracted, diffused etc. just like any sound wave, you'll be telling me next that its impossible to make a cricket ball swing in the air...:rolleyes:

    And the Speaker of the House of Commons speaks all the time, but says "order..." a lot more than any other word.
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
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