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... Mageirocophobia, walla-walla, cotton candy machine

by Florence Shea

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years before Rome was
founded in 753 BC, making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in

Ancient Egyptians placed their right hand on an onion when taking an oath.
The onion symbolized eternity.

British second lieutenant Sir Henry Shrapnel got the idea to fill a canister
shell with musket balls and a charge of gunpowder.

Mageirocophobia is the fear of cooking.

M & M's are all chocolate flavored and the sugar coating is almost
tasteless. The coating was invented to keep the chocolate from melting and
so that it was easier to stamp the m on the candies.

P.T.Barnum’s famous 6 ˝ ton elephant, Jumbo, ate two hundred pounds of hay

May’s birthstone is the emerald which means love or success.

A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the
background – when they say “walla-walla” it looks like they are actually

Not too long ago, wealthy women were dressed by attendants. That is why
their shirts button from “the other side”.

Syngenesophobia is the fear of relatives.

Cotton candy machine inventor, William James Morrison was a dentist.

The May birth flower is the Lily of the Valley and the Crataegus Monogyna
(common hawthorn).

Gephyrophobia is the fear of crossing bridges.

Experiments in freezing meat caused Sir Francis Bacon’s death by exposure.

Sources: corsinet.com, triviaplaying.com, coolquiz.com, triviachamp.com,
triviacountry.com, wikipedia.com,
reallyusefultrivia.com, trivia,net,

May 4,2012

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