Trivia is an interest I have, more out of boredom I think, but I thought I would share a few useless facts in the garden… you may be surprised… I was.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes
A ‘jiffy’ is a unit of time for 1/100th of a second
Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west
Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
The Declaration of Independance is written on Hemp
Giraffes and Rats can go longer without water than a camel
Coca Cola contained cocaine until 1903
The kings on a Deck of Cards actually represent Kings from History
Spades = King David, Clubs Alexander the Great, Hearts Charlemagne, Diamonds Ceasar
Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin married their first Cousins
James Wilkes Booth’s Brother Saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
A snail can sleep for three years.
The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins, “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”
and heres one of personal favourites:
It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World
What useless facts do you know…and can you find a use for them
I did ….. heheheheh…. Try the link in the pic…