Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Trivia Tuesday...

Potato chips were invented in Saratoga Springs in 1853 by chef George Crum.  They were a mocking response to a patron who complained that his French fries were too thick.

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The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

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Andorra, a tiny country between France & Spain, has one of the longest average lifespans: 83.49 years.

You can see how tiny the country is in this next map (see upper right)...

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The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was "Houston", but the Space Center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time.

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A male rabbit is called a buck and a female rabbit is called a doe.
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The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the world and it is taller than the Washington Monument. 


You can read about it on Wikipedia by clicking HERE.

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Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers.

So now we know!

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