Want some great trivia question of things you probably didn’t know. Check out our 24 little know facts.
- A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
- The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle
- A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top
- A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. I know some people like that!
- A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why.
- A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
- During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur”, a small red car can be seen in the distance.
- On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! I knew it!
- Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
- Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
- The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
- There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.
- The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan”. There was never a recorded Wendy before.
- The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
- If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. Who was the sadist who discovered this??
- Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.
- The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA“.
- The original name for the butterfly was flutterby.
- The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
- The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
- Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
- Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it. Cool!
- Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
- Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
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