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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Tidbits, Trivia & Things...everyone needs to know for FuN!

January 4 is a day of facts, figures and FUN! A day loaded with tidbits, trivia & things! Tidbits are tiny nuances of information not normally known by everyone. Did you know the "dot" over the letter "i" is called a tittle? To some this is considered a useless fact. If you are into Jeopardy or enjoy Trivial Pursuit, such known nuggets are not useless at all. Of course, you may simply enjoy the pleasure of impressing family and friends with little things YOU know they don't know. 

Let's start with the USA...

Did you know?
* The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is "Live Free or Die." These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord. 

* Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey

* All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
* Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable.

* Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
* Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world.

* The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times. 

* The amount of copper on the roof of Arizona's Capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.

* There is a house in Rockport, Massachusetts built entirely of newspaper.

* The town of Rugby, North Dakota is the geographical center of North America.

* Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
* Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich.
* The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston, West Virginia, on October 23, 1870.
* Dodge City, Kansas is the windiest city in the United States.
Just because you NEED to know it...

http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2014/06/born-in-usa.htmlThe first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." Very apropos, don't you think?
Every person has a unique tongue print. You know fingerprints are unique but betcha didn't know about the tongue. Now you know!

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie. Dieters beware of those stamps...better stick to email!

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 Now you know that one backwards & forwards!

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. Um-m-m? Want to be reincarnated as a pig?
The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and break off... Thus the saying.

It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone. Challenge your family to a Lick-a-Thon, and see who finishes first!
Each year Americans consume more than 1.1 billion pounds of popcorn. Now that's a lot of snackin', folks!
The USA has the largest population of red-headed people. Sorry 'bout that, all you Scots!

Fourteen billion pounds of garbage, mostly plastic, is dumped into the ocean every year. This I would rather NOT know!

Each person in the U.S. produces about 4 pounds (2 kg) of garbage a day. Looks like we could at least keep it out of the ocean! Duh!
 
Ferengi, the name of a Star Trek alien race, is the Persian word for “foreigner.” Don't we consider foreigners on our shores aliens?

 The self-proclaimed Architect of Rock & Roll, Little Richard, a Macon, Georgia native and the city's Goodwill Ambassador for Tourism, sang the dishwasher's blues at Macon's bus station as a teenager, long before he sang "Tutti Frutti" for the world.

...for here and now, anyway! There are a plethora of sites on the Internet overflowing with tidbits, trivia & things...everyone needs to know for FuN!
The voice behind many of the cartoon characters, including Porky Pig, was Mel Blanc (Face Behind the Voices) - probably the best-known voice actor and the person who virtually invented that medium. His grave marker includes what has become one of the best-known of all epitaphs - 'That's All Folks'!

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