Monday, July 09, 2007

Tuesday Trivia

Here's more useless info:

Red is the most popular color of gummi candy.

The medical term for a unibrow, or monobrow, is "synophrys."

Rum is considered to be the world's oldest distilled spirit.

In just about every species, the female lives longer than the male.

Starbucks Coffee was named after the first mate in Herman Melville's "Moby Dick."

Cartoon characters Sylvester and Tweety were originally a clown and a baby, respectively.

Silly Putty was originally called Bouncing Putty.

The Beatles song, "A Day in the Life," ends with a note that's sustained for 40 seconds.

Ulysses S. Grant's boyhood nickname was "Useless."

"The Exorcist" was the first horror film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
In 1878, one bottle of Budweiser cost the equivalent of $17 today.

In ancient Greece and Rome, sex toys were made from gold, animal horns, silver and glass.

The very first human cannonball was a 14-year-old girl named Zazel. She made her debut on April 2, 1877 at the Westminster Aquarium in London.

An adult bedbug can survive up to a year without eating.

"Chrematistophilia" refers to a person who can only become sexually aroused if they're being blackmailed into it.

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