Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Trivia Tuesday

The grapefruit was not named for how it tastes, but for the way it grows -- in bunches (like grapes).


(I grew up with two grapefruit trees in our backyard.)






The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continually held sports event in the United States; the second oldest is the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (though I wouldn’t have called that a ‘sports event’).





The Pony Express didn't use ponies, they used horses.




The part of Monk was originally written for Michael Richards.










My mother was born in Wisconsin.
 Her granddaughter, Elizabeth, was born in Houston.



Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal. 







There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).


The shoestring was invented in England in 1790. Prior to this time all shoes were fastened with buckles.


A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.


And finally, Tuesday is considered a lucky day in Wales, but unlucky in Greece and Spain.



So now you know!

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