Saturday, 11 June 2011

More Trivia

In 1972 when Gordon Brown (British Chancellor of the Exchequer) was 21, he won a Daily Express competition for "A Vision of Britain In The Year 2000."
It is said, grapefruit scent makes middle age women seem six years younger to men (but it does not work the other way round).

The average elephant produces 50lb of dung a day.

The dinosaur noises in Jurassic Park came from slowing down the sounds of elephants, geese and horses.

Friday, 10 June 2011

More Trivia

Some of the most popular lipstick shades in Renaissance England were named, Rat, Horseflesh, Turkey, Blood and Puke.

When Thomas Eddison died in 1941, Henry Ford captured his dying breath in a bottle.

Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" was the first Hollywood film that showed a toilet flushing - thereby generating many complaints

The first flying-trapeze circus act was performed by Frenchman Jules Leotard at the Circus Napoleon on Nov 12th 1859. He invented the garment now known as the leotard.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

More Trivia

Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day.

Turtles can breath through their bottoms. 

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

The buzz generated by an electric razor in America is in the key of B flat. In the UK, it is in the key of G.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

More Trivia

Paraskevidekatriaphobia, is a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. Therapist Dr. Donald Dossey, whose specialty is treating people with irrational fears, coined the term. He claims, when you can pronounce the word you are cured. Friggatriskaidekaphobia has the same meaning.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class

Titan arum is probably the world's smelliest flower. Originating in the tropical rain forests of Sumatra, this huge, extremely rare flower is a giant lily. It seldom blooms, but when it does the smell is described as something like the dead carcass of an animal 

A Viking tribe once raided England because they had run out of beer