Daily Archives: October 3, 2008

Friday Trivia Facts & Friendship Quote

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“Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they are meant to be there; they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or help you figure out who you are”..author unknown

Thank you to all of you who have made my week so special with all your comments, in particular about my mom’s birthday.  It was her birthday yet you made me feel special too with your interest and comments..  Funny how that happens….  *hugs* Judi

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Its Friday again…AND here are some interesting facts I came across that you may not have known before.  Sometimes you just have to have some trivia to know them in the first place and you never know, maybe they will serve you well someplace….

A zebra is white with black stripes.

All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs  covering a meter a second.

The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it’s head are the rabbit and the parrot.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

‘Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia’ is the fear of long words.

Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias !!

It is impossible to lick your elbow. ( I know you are going to try this !!! )

A snail can sleep for 3 years. ( wow, lucky eh ? )

The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth’s atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.

“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Say  no evil ).

55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn.      hello, zzzzz zzzz ?

I learned a lot of different things in this week’s trivia.  I’ve always wondered why when we see someone yawn it makes us yawn?  Even reading the word has that affect…that I know!  What did you find the most interesting?

 I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!   Judi
 

 

 

 
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