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... wheelbarrow, wooden love spoons, Super Bowl broadcast

by Florence Shea

Dr. Pepper was invented at the ‘The Old Corner Drugstore’ in Waco Texas. It was originally
called ‘Shoot a Waco’.

To protect their eyes from blowing sand a camel has three eyelids.

The wheelbarrow was invented in China – about 200 AD, to transport military goods in narrow
mountain passages.

Chionophobia is the fear of snow.

Philemaphobia is the fear of kissing.

Trichopathophobia is the fear of hair.

In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.

In Wales, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and
keyholes were favorite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, “You unlock my heart!”

Pliny the Elder suggested a frog be tied to the jaw to make teeth firmer.

Plains Indians used the gallbladder of a buffalo to make yellow paint.

The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie Psycho.

The man who created the Thighmaster was once a Buddhist Monk.

The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget.

A bite from a King Cobra can kill an elephant in four hours.

You use more calories eating celery than there are in celery itself.

The only Super Bowl broadcast simultaneously by two networks was Super Bowl  1. It was
broadcast by CBS and NBC.

As of February 2010 The Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit
Lions have never played in a Super Bowl.

Murpheys oil soap is a chemical commonly used to clean elephants.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak during a debate.

A polygon with a million sides is called a Megagon and one with countably infinite sides is
called an Apeirgon.




    February 1, 2013


    Sources:  triviachamp.com, coolquiz,com, corsinet,com, triviaplaying.com,           
              funfunnyfacts.com, alltrivia.com, gusquinonezyourkwagent.com, danhersam.com


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