Which Facts Can You Answer?


Did You Know?

Ask anyone if they know who invented scissors. Do you know? The answer is in this article. Many years ago, Gaylord Perry, playing for the San Francisco Giants, wasn’t real good at hitting home runs. In 1963 the pitcher said, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On July 20, 1969, one hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit his first and only home run. In case you might be wondering, in England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak! Another fact, the youngest pope ever was 11 years old. His name was Pope Benedict lX. He served from 1032 to 1048. The oldest pope was Adrian 1, elected in 772AD at the age of 80 years.

First Known Form Of Contraceptive

If you have ever been curious about the first kind of contraceptive, it was back in 1850 BC. The Egyptians used crocodile dung mixed with a paste-like substance, and it acted as a suppository. It was placed and melted in the vagina. Not to change the subject but we now might understand the movie “Wayne’s World” and why it wasn’t one of the more intelligent films ever made – it was filmed in two weeks. It is not any surprise that there is only one member of the band, ZZ Top, without a beard – his last name is Beard. We now understand the pain we sometimes receive when sitting in a dentists’ chair – a dentist invented the electric chair.

Remember The Typewriter?

If you have ever wondered the longest word you can type using only your left hand, it is ‘stewardesses.’ The longest word using the keys on only one row of the keyboard is ‘typewriter.’ Oh, in case you are still wondering about who invented scissors – it was Leonardo Da Vinci. There is a phrase, “rule of thumb,” which is derived from old English law. It states that you cannot beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. 

President Trump Does Not Need To Worry About Running Out Of Silverware

The White House has a total of 13,092 knives, forks, and spoons, but who’s counting? In the US more collect phone calls are made on Father’s Day than any other day of the year. Another whose counting: there are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in all of India. Thirty-six percent of all Americans say that God has spoken to them. In the US the last count claimed 2,000,000 millionaires are living in the country. If you ever go to Arizona, never hunt camels as it is against the law. If you are renting one of the largest ocean liners, and you plan a trip through the Panama Canal, be prepared to pay a $250,000 toll. You will be helping to generate one-third of the entire economy of the country. If you continue to watch “Seinfeld,” be aware! Every episode features a Superman somewhere. Is it just a coincidence that the Spanish word ‘esposa’ means wife, the plural, ‘esposas’ means wives – and it also means ‘handcuffs.’ 

A little trivia can sometimes be fun, particularly when the coronavirus is keeping us bored, locked in our houses.