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... Ants, Benjamin Franklin, honeymoon

by Florence Shea

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

Ants prefer not to walk through baby powder.

The bigger the naval, the sweeter the orange.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

The right rear tire on your car will generally wear out before the others do.

The average cost of a movie in 1940 was 24 cents.

Porcupines float in water.

Crayola first advertised its box of 64 crayons during “Captain Kangaroo” in 1958, building a sharpener right into the giant
boxes that remains to this day.

Benjamin Franklin only had two years schooling, one year in grammar school and one with a private teacher.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the five most frequently consumed fruits in order of their greatest consumption
are the banana, apple, watermelon, orange and cantaloupe.

Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult.

In Michigan it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant.

In the state of Kansas, you’re not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political
candidates.

The term “honeymoon” is derived from the Babylonians who declared mead, a honey- flavored wine, the official wedding drink,
stipulating that the bride’s parents be required to keep the groom supplied with the drink for the month following the wedding.


Sources: qsl.net/w5www/trivia; danhersan.com; sporcle.com; trivia country.com; funfunnyfacts.com; strangefacts.com; corsinet.com

June 7, 2013


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