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... Zywocice,Poland, Play-Doh, fender net   

by Florence Shea


         Easter basket with colorful eggs and a ribbon

An elephant’s tooth can weigh up to 3 kilograms

The childhood word game Hangman was the inspiration for TV’s Wheel of

Kermit the Frog is left-handed and has eleven points on his collar.

A dog’s nose has over 200 scent receiving cells.

In general, the shorter the word ie, the more often it will be used. Zipf’s
second law puts this down to “the principle of least effort.” Studies have shown that
roughly 50 percent of words used in any extended sample have only one syllable.

Alphabetically, the last place on earth is Zywocice in Poland.

In the Middle Ages people threw eggs at the bride and groom.

In Ohio, by law, all pets have to carry lights on their tail at night.

In California you can’t legally buy a mousetrap without having a hunting

In South Dakota it’s illegal to fall down and sleep in a cheese factory.

The Easy Bake Oven let children make bubble gum in 1966.

Play-Doh was originally made to clean wallpaper.

The Gund toy company was known for plush teddy bears and other stuffed
animals was founded in 1898. In 2008 it was sold to Enesco.

Casimir Pulaski Day is celebrated the first Monday in March (March 7, 2016)
in Chicago. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the
American Revolution and is known as “the father of the American cavalry”.

Harry Houdini came to the U.S, from Hungary as an infant. He began as a
Coney Island magician, then became a world famous escape artist. He died
on Halloween 1926 from a burst appendix.

March 10, 1880 - The Salvation Army was founded in The United States.

The first safety feature for an automobile was invented in 1908 by John
O’Leary. He patented a large net to be installed on the front fender, to
scoop pedestrians out of the way before they could be run over.

There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Sources: www.alltrivia.net; Encyclopedia of useless information by William
Hartston; www.triviacountry.com; www.triviachamp.com; en.wikipedia.org;
www.historyplace.com www.corsinet.com; picture; hellasmultimedia.com

March 4, 2016

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