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#1 by valerie » Sun Sep 27, 2015 17:24

I think it's fun to learn or discover something every day, that you didn't know.
Hence the topic 'Trivia'.

So I'll start with a movie trivia.

Tippie Hedren was a model and her first acting part in a movie was 'The Birds' in 1963.
She is still alive and is 85 years old.
She has one child, a daughter........ Melanie Griffith.
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#2 by BouldRake » Sun Sep 27, 2015 18:54

You are twenty five times more likely to be bitten by a New Yorker than a shark.
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#3 by gmadanni » Sun Sep 27, 2015 19:52

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet.
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#4 by gmadanni » Sun Sep 27, 2015 19:57

The highest surface wind speed ever recorded was at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, on April 24, 1934. What was it?
A: It was 231 miles per hour. (Winds become hurricane force when they reach 74 miles per hour.)
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#5 by oberder » Mon Sep 28, 2015 09:24

The Song "My Way" by Frank Sinatra can get you into a lot of trouble in the Philippines

:arrow: Reference source -- My Way killings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sidenote: This is why I prefer drinking at home, or at least within my neighborhood where everybody knows everybody :shock:
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#6 by BouldRake » Mon Sep 28, 2015 09:46

If you tell the person who invented HTML email that whoever invented HTML email should be shot, he'll point out that it was him, and tell you that the first HTML email outside of the lab was used to purchase airline tickets during a product demonstration to shareholders. You will be compelled to apologise, but continue to secretly believe he should have been shot.
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#7 by BouldRake » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:00

This sentence employs two a's, two c's, two d's, twenty-six e's, four f's, two g's, seven h's, nine i's, three l's, two m's, thirteen n's, ten o's, two p's, six r's, twenty-eight s's, twenty-three t's, two u's, five v's, eleven w's, three x's, and five y's.
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#8 by pahunt925 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 15:08

Fingerprints are unique to each individual. A "nose print" is unique to each dog. Every dog has a different pattern on his nose, just like every person has different fingerprints from anyone else. :puppy:
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#9 by pahunt925 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:54

I don't know if this would be considered trivia, but I thought it was interesting, especially since I am in that 67%.


67% Of Women In The US Are Size 14 - 34


But they're under-represented on billboards, magazines, TV, The Internet… everywhere. Doesn't seem right, does it?
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#10 by BouldRake » Wed Sep 30, 2015 13:14

John Harvey Kellogg didn't invent corn flakes, that was down to unknown Seventh-day Adventists, but he did popularise them when he started serving them to his patients in order to reduce levels of masturbation.
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#11 by gmadanni » Wed Sep 30, 2015 13:20

BouldRake wrote: This sentence employs two a's, two c's, two d's, twenty-six e's, four f's, two g's, seven h's, nine i's, three l's, two m's, thirteen n's, ten o's, two p's, six r's, twenty-eight s's, twenty-three t's, two u's, five v's, eleven w's, three x's, and five y's.

lol what is the sentence???
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#12 by valerie » Wed Sep 30, 2015 15:09

I looked in google to see who is the longest married couple and found this:

Karam Chand
Kartari Chand 10 November 1905
1 November 1912 11 December 1925 89 years, 293 days Bradford, England, United Kingdom

Oh and they are still ALIVE!
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#13 by BouldRake » Wed Sep 30, 2015 16:02

I met them a couple of years ago. My mate did the catering when Calendar (local news) did a bit on them, and I helped him out. I expressed my distaste that neither he (Mr Chand, not my mate) nor I had made it onto a recent list of "Greatest Living Yorkshiremen". He had no idea what I was talking about.
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#14 by BouldRake » Wed Sep 30, 2015 20:29

Anyway, I was trying to find some trivia about the world's longest bath. It seems nobody has recorded this, though there was some information about the length of baths (in size), and very short showers (in time), and even a few very optimistic people who thought their son going 29 days without a shower might be a world record.

What I did find, was completely unrelated, other than having the word "longest" in the description.

Quote:The longest time elapsed between a letter being posted and its delivery is 89 years. In 2008, Janet Barrett, a guest-house owner in Weymouth, Dorset, UK, received the letter – an RSVP to a Boxing Day party invitation, which had been posted on 29 November 1919.

The message inside read: “Dear Percy, Many thanks for the invitation, be delighted. See you on the 26th December. Regards Buffy,” and was delivered in a plastic bag with a note from the Royal Mail (the UK postal service) apologizing for any damage – but offering no explanation for the inordinately long delay.
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#15 by goldie01 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 21:06

Even worse..Tippi grew up with a lion in her home!!
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#16 by BouldRake » Fri Oct 02, 2015 09:08

You may have heard an increasingly vocal set of nationalists from most corners of the world going "We're full!", and "We're sinking", and other such nonsense. Actually, we could fit the entire population of Earth inside the M25!

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#17 by BouldRake » Sun Oct 04, 2015 17:09

10^320236 + 10^160118 + (137×10^160119 + 731×10^159275) × (10^843 − 1)/999 + 1 is the largest known palindromic prime number. This number is so large that if you started to write it in long form, you wouldn't be finished for quite a while, and might even lose track of how many digits you have written. A number being palindromic means it remains the same when it's digits are reversed. Humans cannot reverse their digits, though they can have some increase in flexibility if they are double jointed. They also have reversible clothing, but only numbers have true reversible digits.

10^150006 + 7426247×10^75000 + 1 is the largest known happy palindromic prime. A happy number is a number where you can replace the number by the sum of the squares of it's digits until the number equals one. If a number doesn't resolve to 1 in this manner it is called an unhappy, or a sad number. Scientists don't understand why this makes a number happy or sad yet, because to date, they have been unable to find a number with a nervous system at all!
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#18 by valerie » Mon Oct 05, 2015 01:02

2 can be as bad as 1.

Three Dog Night - ONE - YouTube
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#19 by S_Abbott » Wed Oct 07, 2015 16:58

Fun and useless facts:

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.

Although born with one, at some point Alfred Hitchcock's belly button was surgically removed. It is said that during one of the many operations done on his stomach, a doctor had stretched skin over the area where the belly button used to be.
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#20 by pahunt925 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:57

valerie wrote: 2 can be as bad as 1.

Three Dog Night - ONE - YouTube

I loved Three Dog Night. I had a poster of them in my room. But, Mama Told Me Not to Come. So, I gotta go. LOL 8-)
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