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... ice cream, can opener, Showlow,Arizona

by Florence Shea

The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.

Crocodiles swallow large stones that stay permanently in their bellies. It’s been suggested they are for ballast in diving.

When Scott Paper Company first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment.

A galactic year is 250 million Earth years.

Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years, before sharks and dinosaurs.

Other animals on the savanna use giraffes as watchtowers or observation posts for predators.

Ice cream is loaded with calories and actually makes your body warmer.

Teenagers often have episodes of anger and negativity in which they slam doors and scream tirades.
According to experts, most puberty-driven “snit fits” last an average of fifteen minutes.

A 1991 Gallup survey indicated that 49 percent of Americans don’t know that white bread is made from wheat.

In 1899 Jacob German got the first speeding ticket (12 mph) in New York.

Sylvester the Cat won an Academy Award.

In 1855, 45 years later than when it was needed, the can opener was invented.

June 21 is Go Skateboarding Day.

June is Audiobook month.

Chrysler built B-29’s that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi Built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.

Minnows have teeth in their throat.

More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms each year.

40 % of McDonald’s profits come from Happy Meals.

The town of Showlow, Arizona got its name from the card draw held to pick the mayor. Its main street is called Deuce of Clubs in honor of the winning low card.


June 6, 2014



Sources:  corsinet.com; alltrivia.net; coolquiz.com; triviaplaying.com; en.wikipedia.org; triviacountry.com


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