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Thursday’s Trivia (on a Friday)

Posted by on June 21, 2013

If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

The numbers ’172′ can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year – Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, “Well, are you there?”. It wasn’t until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase “number please?”

The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Polish is the only word in the English language that changes meaning and pronunciation with capitalization.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

The strongest muscle in proportion to its size in the human body is the tongue.

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.

Dogs have only four toes on their hind feet but five on their front feet.

A cockroach can live for up to nine days without it’s head, before it starves to death.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.

Contrary to popular belief, polar bears are not actually left handed.

Contrary to popular belief, a duck’s quack does echo.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger that it’s brain.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

Porcupines float in water.

Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.

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