Tuesday Trivia

Trivia

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.

6-way-book

Incredible! Our ancestors were definitely more innovative and resourceful!

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Tuesday Trivia

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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Tuesday Trivia


Hello everyone,
Here are a few fun facts for your Trivia Tuesday

  • A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
  • The toothpaste ‘Colgate’ in Spanish translates to ‘go hang yourself’. Read More.
  • The first leap year- The first leap year in the modern sense was 1752, when 11 days were ‘lost’ from the month September with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies.
  • Dad” was first recorded in English sometime in the 1500s, but its ancestry isn’t clear. Even the Oxford English Dictionary throws its hands up and admits “of the actual origin we have no evidence.”
  • Fun Fact about ‘Friends’ that every Fanatic (like me :P) should know:
    1.According to the producers interview with NBC News, Rachel and Ross weren’t supposed to be the endgame love interests — it was originally Monica and Joey!
    2.The main cast started out making $22,000 an episode. In 1997, they renegotiated for $100,000 per episode, and, in the 10th and final season,made a whopping $1 million per episode!
    3.According to Uproxx, while most seasons of Friends are approximately 24 episodes, the last season was truncated to just 18 due to Aniston’s film schedule. 😦

    Which of these you found interesting?
    I found the translation of ‘Colgate’ quite funny. 😛

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Trivia Tuesday – rookie edition!

Hi everyone, it’s Meg and this is not my regular feature!  But I wanted to jump back in the pool here at Blogger’s World and I don’t have a scheduled post until the end of the month. When Piyusha asked me to fill in for Vandana (who isn’t feeling well, I understand… Feel better @feelings161) I jumped at the chance.  I hope you enjoy my take on Trivia Tuesday!

Some of the things I am most passionate about are Art, Music, Theater and of course, Books!  So I decided to find some trivia tidbits about each of those.

  1. Art:  The record for the most money paid for a painting goes to Willem de Kooning’s Interchange, which sold for approximately $300 million in November 2015. It is followed closely by Paul Gauguin’s When Will You Marry? which sold for nearly $300 million in February 2015.
  2. Music: Best selling album of all time goes to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Released in 1982, an estimated 65 million copies of Thriller have been sold to date. Some estimates put the total number of sales at over 110 million, but these figures are unreliable. Next highest in number of sales is AC-DC’s Back In Black, released in 1980 and estimated to have sold 50 million copies to date.
  3. Books: What book holds the record for being the most frequently stolen from public libraries? The Guinness Book of World Records!
  4. Theater: The longest running shows on Broadway are Phantom of the Opera with over 11,000 performances, Chicago with over 8,000 performances and The Lion King with nearly 7,700 performances.  The oldest continuously operating theater in the United States is here in my city, Philadelphia.  The lights have been “on” at the Walnut Street Theater since  it opened in 1809. The first theatrical performance at the theater was in 1814 and was attended by Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette.

So that’s it for my first try at Trivia Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed!

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TUESDAY TRIVIA

What is the oldest complete book (body, front and back) in existence?  I found some disagreement, but I best liked what was reported by Jon Pennington at https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-oldest-book-in-the-world-still-in-existence-with-its-paper-and-cover-intact  Its history includes several hundred years in a coffin.  Article also has pictures.  Yaa, yaa!

I have enjoyed a look through https://www.grammarly.com/blog/10-interesting-english-facts-guest/ and found some interesting word and language trivia.  These are some of the gems offered to us from Rochelle Ceira, a guest author on that site.

  1. An ambigram is a word which reads the same when upside down or rightside up: SWIMS
  2. A word is added to the dictionary every two hours.
  3. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisis the longest word in the English language.  We would probably guess it has something to do with the medical field.  Right?  It is the name of a disease caused by inhaling ash or dust.
  4. A pangram is a sentence which contains every letter of the alphabet; such as, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
  5. All pilots have to identify themselves and speak English regardless of their origin.

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