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PsycoMonkey



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Random Trivia Reply with quote

I am going to try for some game show which requires knowledge of random things. Jeopardy is too smart for me so I am shooting for that millionaire show or something of that sort. Please post any random trivia to help me on my way to glorious game show victory! I shall recognize anyone who contributes to my goal should I reach it. Any sort of trivia at all will be useful! Smile

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Feiticeira



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first lightbulb filament was made out of cotton.

Flamingos are only pink because of the beta-carotene in the shrimp they eat. Otherwise, they are white.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feiticeira wrote:
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I am posting in response to this high quality post.
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Mizike



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cat urine glows under blacklight
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trivia (Latin, n.): The meeting place of three roads, as in a public place.
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Mizike



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lasairfiona wrote:
Trivia (Latin, n.): The meeting place of three roads, as in a public place.


Because when people met at a fork in the road, they often discussed trivial things. This is in and of itself useless information and therefore the very definition of trivia.
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The Victim Here



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The moon does not shine, it reflects.
The moon used to be part of the earth before OMG METEOR GO SMASH.
Lunacy was originaly a term used in relation to the "time of the month" for women, when...yeah, I'm not saying anything more. It was originally believed that the moon had an effect on people's sanity, hence the term lunatic.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Japansese military is the only one in history to have used autogyros.

France is the only country to have lost a war with Mexico.

Teddy Roosevelt was a member of one of only two father son pairs who have both been given the Medal of Honor.

Chicken Fried Steak is a distant culinary descendent of Wiener Schnitzel.

The six countries of the former Yugoslavia are Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and...uh Macedonia. (Okay, I had to look up the last one. I didn't realize that Macedonia was originally part of it)

While gunpowder was invented by the Chinese, the first guns were built by German Monks.

More beer is brewed in Colorado than any other American state.

You're never going to win anything.

EDITED so I look like less of an idiot.
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Mizike



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Word Trivia:

Hysteria and Hysterical both have the same root as Hysterectomy. It was believed by the Greeks that a woman's uterus made her go crazy.

The word "guy" in English was originally a fairly common name for men until Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the british parliament. After that, it became a derogatory name and later mellowed into the guys and dolls meaning we have today.

Mesmerize comes from Franz Mesmer, an early hypnotist.
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PsycoMonkey



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most fertile land in the world is found between the Tigris and Euphrates River in Mesopatamia
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Natashabi



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilgore wrote:
More beer is brewed in Colerado than any other American state.


That there is a state called "Colerado"... somewhere.

Must be that new 51st state I keep hearing about.
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Kitten



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilgore wrote:


Teddy Roosevelt was a member of one of only two father son pairs who have both one the Medal of Honor.



*explodes*
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lily



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mizike wrote:
More Word Trivia:

Hysteria and Hysterical both have the same root as Hysterectomy. It was believed by the Greeks that a woman's uterus made her go crazy.


not just by the greeks -- it wasn't until the early 20th century that 'female hysteria' went out of vogue as a catch-all diagnosis for women's ailments.

interestingly enough, the cure was 'pelvis massage' by a doctor -- i.e., inducing orgasm.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The skunk can barely withstand its own foul odor it produces in defense.

isnt it just funny that my dog got sprayed by a skunk before?
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