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Do you know of any fun, useless trivia you would like to share?

Asked by chyna (44591points) 1 week ago

I’ll start.
Did you know that Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, was afraid of heights?
Ok, your turn.

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ragingloli's avatar

In Sowpiercer (2013) the guards coat their axes in fish blood prior to attacking the rioters. This is done to grant +2 poisson damage to melee attacks.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Some calico cats and orange and green/black cats can’t reproduce.

cookieman's avatar

The holes in letters like O and Q are called counters.

johnpowell's avatar

camelCase

PascalCase

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@ragingloli The fish ties in later with the sushi scene where they talk about balancing the train’s ecosystem. The tail’s rebellion was planned and it was planned that most of them would die.

JLeslie's avatar

Florida is the flattest state in the US. Highest point is 345 ft above sea level.

@ARE_you_kidding_me and @ragingloli I feel like I missed something on Snowpiecer. I always watch it late at night, and fall asleep partway through. I have only been able to see season 1 though episode 5 I think. I watch it on demand.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@JLeslie That series does not do the film or graphic novel justice. I would watch the film.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

In California – - Death Valley is the lowest place in the Americas. Less than 100 miles away, as the crow flies, is Mt Whitney, the highest point in the lower 48.

raum's avatar

Figs and fig wasps have a fascinating relationship.

Actually, it might be somewhat useful to know.

LostInParadise's avatar

rhythms is the longest word without a, e, i, o or u.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Did you know that Steven Wright is afraid of widths?

cookieman's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille: I love his comedy!! Fellow Bostonian and original sense of humor.

I came home and everything in my apartment had been stolen…and replaced with an exact replica.

There’s this light switch in my place that doesn’t turn on any lights. I’ll sometimes flick it up and down when I walk by. The other day I got a letter in the mail from a lady in Germany saying “Cut it out”.

I called 411 yesterday and asked “Where’s my other sock?”
— she said “Behind the couch.”

ucme's avatar

We tickle ourselves, on average, three times while we’re sleeping.
It is meant to be a form of unconscious self comforting, rather like thumb sucking or stroking one’s hair.

LadyMarissa's avatar

All cats with 3 different color hairs are females.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@cookieman -Yep! I think of him when I go to get my teeth cleaned LOL
“My dental hygienist is cute. Every time I visit, I eat a whole package of Oreo cookies while waiting in the lobby. Sometimes she has to cancel the rest of the afternoon’s appointments.”

ucme's avatar

It is impossible to hum while holding your nose.
Go on, try it!

filmfann's avatar

Buzz Aldren was the second man to step onto the Moon. His exit from the lander was delayed by his urine bag detaching from his leg, and dropping onto his boot. After a long struggle trying to fix this, he went on out to the lunar surface. As he stepped onto the Moon, he also stepped onto his urine bag, bursting it.
He said he never felt such a conflict of emotions before.

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ucme's avatar

The most shoplifted food is cheese!

cookieman's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille: HaHa! I love that one.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@cookieman -I laughed my head off when I first heard it :D

KNOWITALL's avatar

Missouri means ‘wooden canoe people’ in Sioux.

ucme's avatar

The perfect answer here is…
“All of my questions”

cookieman's avatar

Widely known as the mother of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale also developed a form of data visualization known as a rose diagram (think pie chart meets bar graph) and used it (as part of a giant report she authored) to help effect change in the way hospitals are sanitized and made sterile to reduce infection.

ucme's avatar

Early films had a musical score not for dramatic effect but to drown out the noise of the projectors.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme They do it now to drown out my snoring.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Hahaha!
Don’t forget your pillow!

LostInParadise's avatar

Write down a 3 digit number. Then write down the 3 digit number such that the two of them add to 999. If you form a 6 digit number by putting one of the 3 digit numbers in front of the other, the new number will always be divisible by 37.

Example: Make the first number 437. Then the second number is 562, Using a calculator, we find that 437,562 = 37×11826 and 562,437 = 37×15201

ucme's avatar

Strengths is the longest word in English that contains only one vowel.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

AMC built 671,475 Gremlins between 1970 and 1978.
Where the f@ck are they now???

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille rusted out in fie to ten years in New England.

ucme's avatar

Crows, not only hold grudges, they tell their family & friends about them.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I traded mine in after 1 month…piece of junk Just guessing, they were ALL turned in when Obama did the destroy all used cars thingy.

chyna's avatar

My brother had a Gremlin. He would drive me to school and I would make him let me out a block away.

LostInParadise's avatar

@ucme‘s word strengths has five consecutive consonants at the end. I wonder if there are any words with six or more consecutive consonants. There could be several consonants at the end of a syllable followed by several consonants beginning the next syllable. It is fairly easy to get words that have five consonants in this way – nightstand, birthplace and lengthwise.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I don’t if this counts Joseph John “Tym” Tymczyszyn.

My dad worked with him and I went to school with one of his sons.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Tropical_Willie -Lol!
@LadyMarissa -;)
@chyna -What color was that car again??

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille My dad and John worked at Edwards Air Force Base as civilians.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Tropical_Willie -My response was to your comment about the Gremlins but the Tym comment is pretty interesting :)

chyna's avatar

@lucille Blue

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@chyna -Better than “Offensive Orange”, my brother’s Gremlin. I am not sure of the interior color though. It might have been black.
At any rate, Happy Halloween! :D

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