Thursday, April 15, 2010

Trivia Me This . . .

Like trivia? Some people actually don't, I hear. I never met anybody in that category. So here's some totally useless information for you. And if you want to OD on trivia regularly, try this web site. Fair warning. It's like quicksand. It will suck you down and hold you immovable.

    »   There are 119 grooves on the edge of a quarter.
    »   The Honours of Scotland are the Crown, the Sceptre, and the Sword of State. They are emblems of kingly power when Scotland was a separate kingdom
    »   Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969.
    »   In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.
    »   The Indian epic poem the "Mahabhrata" is eight times longer than "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" combined.
    »   Scarlett O' Hara, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind lead character, was originally given the name Pansy.
    »   In trucking circles, a "bumper sticker" is a tailgater who is following another vehicle too closely.
    »   Set in 175 acres of woodland in Yorkshire Dales, Britain's Lightwater Valley Theme Park has the longest roller coaster in the world, The Ultimate, as affirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records 2000.
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