The word "trivia" comes from the Latin "trivium" which is the place where three roads meet. People would gather and talk about all sorts of matters. Also in medieval universities, the trivium comprised the three subjects taught first, grammar, logic, and rhetoric, AND the Roman Goddess, Trivia, is the goddess of crossroads, witchcraft and the harvest moon

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase, "Goodnight, sleep tight."

When screen lover Rudolph Valentino married Jean Acker (on Bonfire Day), she locked him out of their bedroom, the marriage lasted only six hours (Its just not meant to be, I guess)

During their marriage, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton bought an electric chair for their dining room (They probably got the shock of their lives after doing so)

It is said, grapefruit scent makes middle age women seem six years younger to men
(but it does not work the other way round)

Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" was the first Hollywood film that showed a toilet flushing - thereby generating many complaints (Of all the things to complain about...)

Turtles can breath through their bottoms
(Most people knows only how to "exhale" through their bottoms)

There is more sugar in 1kg of lemons than in 1kg of strawberries

Film stars originally wore sunglasses, not to look mysterious, but to relieve their eyes from the dazzling glare of the early studio light

Jupiter is large enough to contain the other major 7 planets in our solar system
(And they say size doesn't matter...)

In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper had to fix a computer glitch caused by a moth, hence the term 'computer bug'

Beethoven was extremely particular about his coffee , he always counted 60 beans per cup. (Picky, picky!)

In a lifetime, the average clean-shaven man will spend five months shaving and will remove 28ft of hair

Your hearing is less sharp after eating too much
(The man in the picture must be deaf by now)

The average person has walked 100,000 miles by the time they reach the age of 85

An owl can see a mouse moving from over 150ft away by a light no brighter than candlelight. (I would hate to be a mouse during that time)

The chicken is the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Myth or Fact??

If you think of the Milky Way as being the size of the continent of Asia, our solar system would be the size of a penny.

Termites are affected by music; the termites will eat your house twice as fast if you play them loud music.

1 nice comments:

chicamom85 said...

I do enjoy trivia.

Thanks Anne

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