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Trivial Fridays!

on September 7, 2012

Pic taken at the zoo

If there’s one thing my family can’t get enough of, it’s trivia. We love random facts that may never serve a purpose in life (outside of making you temporarily look smarter than your peers of course.) Bring on the fun facts! And so, in honor of my awesome family, I’ve put together this cacophony of a post in hopes that you -dear reader- might enjoy some trivia too.

The following facts were brought to you by the Bathroom Reader Series (the place my family gets most of our trivia from.)

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

– “There are over 60,000 acres of shopping malls in the U.S.”

-“Fax machines have been around longer than telephones.”

-“Octopuses are deaf.”

-“Alabama’s state quarter spells out Helen Keller’s name in braille.”

-“Snails can sleep for three years without eating.”

-“Thomas Edison had 5,000 pet birds.”

-“There are no rhymes in the English language for orange, silver, or purple.”

-“It takes 8 hours to mow the White House lawn.”

-“One blue whale weighs about the same as 40 rhinos.”

-“Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.”

-“Sheep snore.”

-“It takes an estimated 2,893 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop.”

I hope you’ve enjoyed the facts, and that you all have an awesome weekend! See you on Monday!

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2 responses to “Trivial Fridays!

  1. samatwitch says:

    Thanks for the trivia – also one of my favourite things. 🙂

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