Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trivia Tuesday

The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

The water in the Great Salt Lake of Utah is more than four times as salty as any ocean.

The Roman word for "secretary" meant "one who keeps a secret."

In Ancient Rome, devotion to dogs was so intense that Caesar reportedly had to remind the citizens to pay more attention to their children and less to their dogs.

In 1900 the average age at death in the US was 47.

Women in Texas could not sit on a jury until 1954.

The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

The term "throw one's hat in the ring" comes from boxing, where throwing a hat into the ring once signified a challenge. Today it nearly always signifies political candidacy.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

Pete Townshend has smashed more than 90 guitars in his Who career, including at least 23 Fender Stratocasters, 12 Gibson Les Pauls and 21 Gibson SGs.

Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.

There you have it.
I got this info from the internet so it has to be true.
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