Trivia


This is simply a page of interesting trivia concerning people, places, insects, animals etc. The trivia is generated from files containing thousands of snippets of information and is updated twice a day.
You may find some info that you didn't know before, but in any case - this page will give you some food for thought. Please enjoy.

Assorted Trivia
The average porpoise weighs 103 pounds.

Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce.

Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5!

Mike Lodish has played the most Super Bowls (6), four with Buffalo and two with Denver.
The hummingbird, the loon, the swift, the kingfisher, and the grebe are all birds that cannot walk.
Art and Architecture
The world's largest Gothic cathedral is in new York City. It is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street. The cathedral measures 601 feet long, 146 feet wide, and has a transept measuring 320 feet from end to end.
Beliefs
Illuminism - is the belief in an inward spiritual light.
Business
Americans spend more than $5 billion a year on cosmetics, toiletries, beauty parlors and barber shops.
Cats and Dogs
A cat will never break a sweat because it has no sweat glands.
The Church
Abba: = Syriac or Coptic bishop
Deaths
James Dean (James Byron) - 1955 --- car crash.
Did You know
Divination
Nomancy means divination by examining letters of name
Duh!!
Some call it stalking, I call it love.
The English Language
Among words consisting only of Roman numeral letters, the 'highest scoring' words in English are MIMIC and IMMIX .
Entertainment
Cher's last name was Sarkissian. She changed it because no one could pronounce it and it would not be accepted in show business.
Fabrics
Gazar is a silk organza fabric.
Food
Goulash, a beef soup, originated in Hungary in the 9th century AD.
Geography
There are 38 peaks in South America higher than Mt. McKinley, which is the highest point in North America.
History
Of the 262 men who have held the title of pope, 33 have died by violence.
Human
When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch.
Insects
Honey bees have been producing honey for 10 to 20 million years.
Instruments
A Meteorograph is an instrument recording a variety of meteorological observations.
isms
Thnetopsychism is the belief that the soul dies with the body, to be reborn on day of judgement
Literature
William Shakespeare used a vocabulary of 29,066 different words. By way of comparison, the average person uses about 8,000 different words.
Manias
Ecdemomania~means an abnormal compulsion for wandering.
Measurement
The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD, and was adopted by Great Britain and the English colonies in 1752.
Movies
'Happy Birthday' was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.
Nautical
Jibe is a to change a ship's course to make the boom shift sides.
ologies
Iatromathematics is the archaic practice of medicine in conjunction with astrology
Phobias
Fibriphobia or Fibriophobi is a fear of fever.
Plants
Plants that need to attract moths for pollination are generally white or pale yellow, to be better seen when the light is dim. Plants that depend on butterflies, such as the poppy or the hibiscus, have more colorful flowers.
Products
False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, 'Intolerance.' He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.
Religion
The seven virtues are prudence, courage, temperance, justice, faith, hope and charity.
Science
If a substance is burned and all of the results of its burning are captured and weighed, they will be a little heavier than the original substance because they have been combined with oxygen.
Shapes
Corviform means shaped like a crow.
Snippets
OK, so I'm cured of schizophrenia, but where am I now when I need me?
Space
The first asteroid to ever be discovered is Ceres. It was discovered 1801 and is 582 miles in diameter.
Superstitions
The person who gives the third gift to be opened will soon have a baby.
Superstitious Dreams
To dream of riding downhill calls for care - misfortune is near.
Three Letter Words
Sic - Means thus.
Tongue Twisters
Tim, the thin twin tinsmith
Units of Measure
A Rundlet is an old liquid measure equal to about 15 gallons.
Unusual Words
Assiduity - means persevering application to a pursuit.
War Quotes
War is death`s feast.
-- George Herbert `Outlandish Proverbs`
The Weather
On average, thunder can only be heard over a distance of 3-4 miles, depending on humidity, terrain, and other factors.
Words of the Church
Antependium - covering or cloth over pulpit or altar.
Proverbs
A friend in need is a friend indeed
-- English Proverb

He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.
-- Spanish Proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.
-- Japanese proverb
Famous Deaths
Glenn Miller - 'big band' musician - 1944 --- listed as Missing In Action, was serving as a Major in the Army Air Force Band when his plane went down over the English Channel.
Famous Quotes
Cruelty and fear shake hands together. An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
-- Honore de Balzac

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
-- Louis Nizer

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak Whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.
-- William Shakespeare 'Macbeth'
Celebrity Quotes
I like two kinds of men: domestic and imported.
-- Mae West

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
-- Oscar Levant
Celebrity Insults
He turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over.
-- Herbert Mitgang (about Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1980)

He's thin boys. He's thin as piss on a hot rock.
-- William F. Jenner (about Averell Harriman)