I like trivia. (I also likes puns. But, I’m not sure I want to subject anyone to that kind of drivel:)). In fact, I like trivia so much that my wife has purchased a dozen “bathroom readers” over the years to keep me… uh…. occupied. So, I’m going to start a new feature – Tuesday Trivia. Maybe Thursday too, I’m not really sure yet.
(You really don’t want to play me in Trivial Pursuit. I might forget you name, but that trivia just keeps popping out).
Houseflies Are Dangerous?
The common housefly transmits at least 30 different diseases harmful to humans. Yuck. Hate the little buggers, especially in August.
VD, Not V-Day
During World War I the British army suffered over 400,000 venereal disease casualties.
Shake on it?
Kaiser Wilhelm II really liked diamond and sapphire rings, but not for their beauty. No, he like to wear them with the stones facing inward to that his handshake would hurt people.
The famous poet Lord Byron had sex with his nanny when he was nine years old.
The yappy little chihuahua dog was originally bred by the Chinese for their meat.
Get the Lead Out
The ancient Romans added lead to their food to help it digest better. So much for eating light.
In the 16th century in England, the law stated that men could only beat their wives prior to 10 pm.
The next time someone tells you they “will be back in a jiffy”, you’ll know to expect them in 1/100th of a second. Yes, it’s actually a unit of time.
Bet on It
The next time someone flips a coin and asks you “heads or tails?”, you’ll know that tails is a better bet. If you flip a coin 10,000 times, tails will come up more often (approximately 5050 times). That’s because the head side of the coin is marginally heavier.