Monday, June 8, 2009

Trivia fascinates me

I was always fascinated with facts, I have three books by Wallace, Wallace and Wallechinsky, The Book of Lists. Here's some more trivia for you to enjoy - I notice that the corruption of the Nobel Peace Prize happened a long time ago.

No words in the English language rhyme with orange, silver, purple or month.

Drivers called BEN are most likely to crash their cars. Those called IAN are the safest.

Humans share 35 per cent of their DNA with DAFFODILS.

More than half of the Underground in London is actually overground. We shed a staggering 2st 11lbs worth of dead skin from our feet in a lifetime.

The most often asked question asked at Citizens Advice Bureaux is "How do I change my name?"

The tin opener wasn't invented until 48 YEARS after the tin can.

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reinade los Angeles de Porciuncula". Or LA for short...

One in four UK households owns a copy of Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.

Hitler was on the shortlist of the 1938 Nobel Peace Prize.

2,200 match heads could be made from the amount of phosphorus in our bodies.
Read all 53 here.

Sometimes I do say to people who enlighten me with trivia "Gee, thanks. I'll add that to my book of useless facts."

Thanks to Mehaul.


Mehaul said...

How did you trace that source. Very impressive.

kae said...


Trivia 53 amazing


stackja1945 said...

Is it useless information?

Minicapt said...

1. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain at 10,203m above it's base.
2. More books are translated into Spanish per year than in to Arabic during the past 200 years or more.


TimT said...

'Hirple' is a word from Scottish meaning 'to walk with a limp'; it can be found in a few English dictionaries. It rhymes with purple!