Ooops. Missed it. Well here goes.
The color blue. So, if you’re camping or picnicking, I guess blue jeans are not the best choice for wear (or BSU gear :))
Chasing the dream.
Probably best known for the Vacation movies and his stint on Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase was an early drummer for the rock group Steely Dan.
A Name is Just a Name. Or is it?
Supposedly, a couple U.S. products have had issues being sold in Mexico because of how they were named. The first was the Chevy Nova – according to legend “no va” can be literally translated as “no go” in Spanish. Snopes.com calls this legend false, but it still gets a lot of press.
Another story is about the soft drink Fresca. Supposedly, fresca is slang in Mexico for “lesbian” (although “fresh old lady” might be a more literal translation).
Yet another rumor is about “Siri”, the software/voice for the iPhone. Apparently in Japanese it can be translated as “ass” or “rump”.
Have Another Cup?
If you wanted to commit suicide by drinking coffee (coffeecide?), it would take about 100 cups to reach the lethal does for caffeine of 10 grams.
Addicted to Junk
The Frito-Lay corporation spends $30 million per year on chemists, psychologists and researchers to find the best ways to get consumers addicted to their products. A device that simulates chewing (for that “perfect crunch”) costs $40,000.
- The Trivia Board in our Kitchen, and a Winter Quiz for You!(hoppycow.com)
- Cultural Trivia Quiz: Where Did this Hideous Image Come From?(andrewhammel.typepad.com)
- Oscars trivia quiz: Hudson Valley stars at the Academy Awards(newyork.newsday.com)