Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine’s Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America.

Europe has no deserts - it is the only continent without one.


Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.
(You probably don't need pictures with most of my trivia.)


US Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. Senate on August 19, 1957. He spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
Whoa. Did you read how long he spoke?
Surely he took some breaks. ?

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat,"
which means "the king is dead."


The Swahili for ‘journey’ is safari.


A toddler uses the same amount of energy in a day as an adult on a 30-mile run.
I can believe that.


A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.


The word Tips is actually an acronym standing for 'To Insure Prompt Service'.

That's it for today.

I hope you learned something, like I did.

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