Tuesday Trivia?

I can’t stick around researching for a trivia post today but thought I’d drop in with this morsel from the #trivia twitter feed – is etymology ‘trivia’ – well I s’pose it is and it might be handy to remember this for that board T’Pursuit game or similar… I can’t help myself for trying to play along with the apparent schedule for post content here. Anyone made a recent trivia type post at their blog or recommend anyone else’s? A favourite archival post here to refresh from previous contributors? If so, add a springboard link in the comments.
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Trivia Tuesday – Fun!

Now , my birthday is coming very soon. And am one of those who loves the day! It will be my day , or so  I will impose on others 😉

And this seems particularly wonderful to know , and it is a fact!

  • When you were born, for a tiny amount of time, you were the youngest person on planet Earth.

Youngest on planet earth ! Yay!

And like every other human ,  I spent about half an hour as a single cell.

  • All life has to begin somewhere, and even the largest humans spent a short part of their lives as a single celled organism when sperm and egg cells first combine. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming the components of a tiny embryo

I wish I could celebrate it like Sultan of Brunei. Invite you all who would like this post 😉

  • The Sultan of Brunei hosted the world’s most expensive birthday party to celebrate his 50th year. The cost? A whopping $27.2 million! Three concerts featuring Michael Jackson cost $16 million of the total amounts.

When I asked my husband  , what is he planning to gift me , he offered pebble! Not just any pebble , prettiest , smoothest , beautiful pebble. Just like Male Penguin does

  • Male penguin searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present it to his mate. 

hmm , I will have to be satisfied with a pebble. Am no Nita Ambani , He is no Mukesh Ambani.

By the way , my husband will give me a present , not a gift. Source.

  • Gifts and presents are used interchangeably, but do you know, they not exactly same? According to dictionary.com, when you give something to the recipient at a ceremony, it is a present.

There is another explanation too. The present is something passed between equals or from ‘low to high’. A gift is passed from ‘high to low’ and is valuable than a present. Let me explain. You give your friend a present. You buy a present for the minister. But, God gave you the gift of life. You gift a huge donation to some charity. See the difference?.

A nice Tuesday to you all!

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Hey Guys, Some fun facts…

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Hey Guys,
Some fun facts for this Tuesday.

• Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
• In France, it is legal to marry a dead person (Contributed by Loes – 16 May 2015)
• A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
• What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
• Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the ‘upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.
• Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
• Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
• When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
• Female kangaroos have three vaginas.
• The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals and footbridges.

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• The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades — but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales that they never respond.

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Tuesday Trivia

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Hey Guys,
Here are a few fun facts for today’s trivia.

  • Only 2% of Earth population naturally has green eyes. (Anyone here has green eyes?)
  • When a male penguin falls in love with female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present to her.(Awwww )
  • When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.(Hey Moon, Just stay there!)
  • Friends’ Fact by a Friends’ lover; Director James Burrows, who went on to direct a handful of episodes for the show between 1995 and 1997, brought the six cast members to Vegas because he “had a feeling about the show.” While they were at Caesar’s Palace, he encouraged the group to enjoy themselves. “This is your last shot at anonymity,” he told them. “Once the show comes on the air, you guys will never be able to go anywhere without being hounded.”
  • Harry Potter fact (PotterHead you see!)
    J.K Rowling created Quidditch after a fight with her boyfriend.
    “If you want to create a game like Quidditch, what you have to do is have an enormous argument with your then-boyfriend,” Rowling said in 2003. “You walk out of the house, you sit down in a pub, and you invent Quidditch. And I don’t really know what the connection is between the row and Quidditch except that Quidditch is quite a violent game and maybe in my deepest, darkest soul I would quite like to see him hit by a bludger.”

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Which of these you found interesting? My favourite is the penguin one.
Plus, if you love trivia nominate yourselves for Tuesday feature for 20th.
Have a great day everyone.
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Trivia Tuesday

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Hello everyone,
Here is your dose of Trivia Tuesday!

  • Bruno Mars’ birth name is Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez. His stage name, ‘Bruno Mars‘, was inspired by the wrestler Bruno Samartino. This was because as a child, Bruno was independent, confident and strong-willed, like the wrestler. ‘Mars‘ came along because he was often told he was “out of this world” by the girls, so he used the planet Mars as his last name.
  • The least financially successful Harry Potter film made approximately $90 million more than the most successful Twilight movie. (He-He Evil laugh!)
  • In 2007, a 1000-gallon inflatable swimming pool was stolen from someone’s back garden without a single drop of water being found! (C-R-A-Z-Y!)
  • In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teens thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not. Source
  • Microsoft had offered to buy Yahoo for US$44.6 billion in 2008. Yahoo rejected the offer. In 2016, it sold for just US$4.8 billion. Source

That’s all I have for today.
Which of these did you find the most interesting?
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Tuesday Trivia

Sorry, I am a little late with my post! But better late than never, right? Well, without wasting any more time, let’s dive in…

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Did You Know?

Scotland’s national animal is the Unicorn! On a similar note, North Korea’s national animal is the Chollima (a Mythical Winged Horse), while Dodo’s the national bird of Mauritius.

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Did You Know?

Dinosaurs were actually warm-blooded reptiles.

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Did You Know?

You might know that strawberry is not a berry. But did you know that banana is a berry? So are pomegranate, tomatoes and kiwis.

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Did you know?

The brain is 73% water. It takes only 2% dehydration to affect your attention, memory and other cognitive skills. So to keep that brain functioning… drink up (well, water)!

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Did You Know?

Venus has the longest day of any planet in our solar system. It completes one rotation every 243 Earth days. Its day lasts longer than its orbit. It orbits the Sun every 224.65 Earth days, so a day is nearly 20 Earth days longer than its year.

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Did you know?

Evolution is believed to help us grow bigger, better and smarter. But apparently, this is a myth! Over the past 10,000 – 20,000 years, the size of the average human brain has shrunk by the size of a tennis ball (scary, right?). Scientists attribute this to our “domestication”, lack of a balanced meal and, would you like to guess? Yes, you got it right – to the lack of physical activity. Born to be wild, anyone?

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That’s all for this trivia! Which fact did you find most interesting?

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Hello friends!

Tuesday is here again and so am I with some trivia!

Hope it adds to your library of knowledge 🙂

  • I know some people who are absolutely fanatic about stationery but never knew someone was way ahead of them! Check this out…

The most expensive pencil in the world costs $ 12,800. It is made of 240-year-old olive wood and a limited edition of the Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil. It features a sharpener made with 18 carat white gold and diamonds. There are only 5 such pencils left in the world.

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Tuesday Trivia on Wednesday because I missed it on Tuesday!

Tuesday Trivia ..! but today isn’t Tuesday . But I hope in some part of world , it is!

So here is my collection of trivia , bundled quickly ,serving fresh , hot out of internet!

Did you know Jellyfish have no brain.

Big deal! But ..

“Here’s where things get a little strange: They only have one, single opening to eat, reproduce, and dispose of waste. One hole for it all.”

I do not want to imagine humans with just one hole!

Next !

Let’s play a game of “who can stick out tongue! ” But be warn , do not play this with crocs , because crocodile cannot stick out tongue . They can’t , they will swallow you whole for asking them to play “stick out your tongue”

Well , Now that I have put it in writing , it actually doesn’t sound so bad , they are polite creatures , so do not wanna offend anyone by sticking out tongue!

Moving on ,

If you are in France , don’t be surprised to see pink toilet paper

Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink.

Yes , now this I can imagine , be wiping my butt with pink toilet paper!

The next one is for adventurous people , those who likes to hike , trek and don’t just push buttons! So, won’t you wish to reach the highest mountain?

The highest mountain known to man is the Olympus Mons, which is located on Mars. It’s peak is 15 miles (25KM) high, making it nearly 3 times higher than Mt Everest

Yeah , Bonus trip to Mars along with mountain trek!

The last one , everyone knows!

“Because of lower gravity, a person who weighs 100kg on earth would only weigh 38kg on the surface of Mars”

How I wish I could live , eat , sleep , drink on Earth , but check my weight on Mars!

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Tuesday Trivia

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Hello Friends!

Fasten your seat belts to know some amazing facts yet again this Tuesday!

I absolutely loved doing research for this post. Hope you find them interesting too:)

  • This one goes for book lovers…or should I say, for all the members of BW 🙂

The National Library of Sweden has a 16th century book that can be read in six different ways. It’s special six fold, back to back binding combines six different devotional texts into one book. The unique book opens in six different directions, each way revealing a different book. Follow the source link below to see the visual of six different ways of opening the book.

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Incredible! Our ancestors were definitely more innovative and resourceful!

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Hello Fellow Bloggers!

I am back after a long time with some interesting facts to amaze you!!

  • Have you ever felt lonely? You shouldn’t any more…

    The loneliest creature on Earth, is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades. The creature has been singing at a frequency not used by any other whales in the North Pacific Ocean for the last 20 years. Poor thing!

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  • Wondered how every kid in the vicinity is in possession of an IPad or an IPhone? Check this out!

In 2011, a 17 year old Chinese teenager, Xiao Zheng, made headlines when he   purchased an iPad and an iPhone.

Wondering, what’s so funny about it?

           Hold your breath!

           In order to finance it, he sold one of his kidneys for 20,000 yuan or just a bit over £1,900 or about $3000.

God! save our next generation kids from tech fever!

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  • Now, this one is quite interesting (and raises a few questions in my mind too!) 

All clownfish are born male. If the female of a group dies, the dominant male will then begin to gain weight and become the female of the group. After “he” becomes a “she”, she selects a breeding partner from the available males, which is almost always the largest male available.

Now, don’t ask me how was first female clownfish born 😉

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  • Caution! Please check manufacturing date  of the chewing gum before you pop it in your mouth next time!

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old! Recently archaeologists found three wads of 9000-year-old chewed birch resin on the Swedish island of Orust!

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  •  Love animals? You certainly have one more reason here!

In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead! He suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory. In fact, it is the only time in sports history when a competition was won by a dead man. What a loyal animal!

 

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  • How long you think you can dance?

The Dance Fever of 1518 was a month-long plague of inexplicable dancing in Strasbourg, in which hundreds of people danced for more than a month for no apparent reason! Several of them danced themselves to death. Finally they were loaded aboard wagons and taken to a healing shrine!

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I loved to know about these amazing facts. I hope you found them interesting too!

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