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... dynamite, vinegar, zelophobia

by Florence Shea


An ingredient in the production of dynamite is the peanut.

By feeding hens certain dyes, they can be made to lay eggs with varicolored yolks.

The longest railway in the world is the Trans-Siberian Railway or Trans-Siberian
Railroad, built 1891-1916, a network of railways connecting European Russia with
Russian FR East provinces. It is 9,288.2 kilometers (5,787 miles) long and spans 8
time zones.

The Animal Crackers box was designed with a string handle. The animal-shaped cookie
treats were introduced in 1902 as a Christmas novelty and packaged so they could be
hung from Christmas trees.

Ablutophobia is the fear of bathing or washing.

Vinegar can melt pearls.

Tsíai Lun invented paper from bark and hemp in the second century.

The June birthstone is the pearl, the Moonstone (gemstone), and the Alexandrite. The
meaning is health and longevity.

Obesophobia is the fear of gaining weight.

Your nose and ears keep growing forever! Your eyes stay the same size from birth to
death.

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with
both parents present and donít die throughout the movie.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs, because a cowís knees
canít bend properly.

June is Black Music month.

Edisonís first patented invention was the electric vote recorder in 1923.

Zelophobia is the fear of the color yellow.





June 1, 2012

  
Sources: triviaplaying.com; wikipedia.com. corsinet.com; reallyusefultrivia.com;
coolquiz.com; triviacountry.com; triviachamp.com


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