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... Burt Bacharach, Sierra Sam, yellow

by Florence Shea

                         
                       Antique Valentine  1909


The oldest known Valentines were sent in 1415 A.D. by the Duke of Orleans
to his French wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. It is still
on display in a museum in England.

The American Heritage Dictionary was once banned by the Eldon, Missouri
library because it contained 39 “objectionable” words.

On the TV sitcom The Munsters, Lily Munster’s maiden name was Dracula.

Songwriter Burt Bacharach started his career as an accompanist for singer Vic
Damone --- and was fired.

The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000
a gallon.

The weight of a carat (200 milligrams), standard unit of measurement for
gemstones, is based on the weight of the carob seed.

Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as
money.

Sierra Sam, created in 1949, was the name of the first crash test dummy.

The first book, which outlined the difference between drowning and
strangulation, appeared in China. The book was the first to use medicine to
help solve crimes and was the beginning of forensics.

Of the twenty-five highest mountains on earth, nineteen are in the
Himalayas.

A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the
atmosphere.

About 27 tons of dust rains down on the earth each day from space.

On the Flintstones, Dino the dinosaur was a snorkasaurus.

Disney added the character Gopher to Winnie the Pooh that was not in the
book.

The superhero Green Lantern was allergic to anything yellow.

Shown in 1962, the first 90 minute series was The Virginian.



    

     February 6, 2015
           


     Sources: corsinet.com; triviafool.com; funfunnyfacts.com;
triviachamp.com; alltrivia.net;        
             triviaplaying.com




    


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