Welcome to part two of how to become a Know it All and win a pub quiz……
1. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super bowl.
2. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
3. What occurs more often in December than any other month? A. Conception.
4. What separates “60 Minutes,” on CBS from every other TV show? A. No theme song
5. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their birthplace.
6. Most boat owners name their own boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? A. Obsession
7. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”? A. One thousand
8. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? A. All invented by women.
9. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil? A. Honey
10. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year? A. Father’s Day
11. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic? A. He was allergic to carrots.
12. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party? A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
13. In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase “goodnight, sleep tight”.
14. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.
15. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”
16. Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice.
17. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden….and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
18. During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax.
19. In the city of Washington D.C., no building may be higher than the Washington Monument.
20. The Bactrian camel is the only land mammal that can survive on salt water.
21. The Great Wall of China is the largest construction project ever undertaken by man, and its stones could build an 8-foot wall around the world at the equator.
22. A recent study conducted by the Shyness Clinic in Mento Park, CA, revealed that almost 90% of Americans consider themselves shy.
23. You’re just as likely to die by falling out of bed as you are to get struck by lightning: each is a 1 in 2,000,000 chance.
24. The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps representing every day of the year.
25. A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
26. In the 10th century, the Grand Vizier of Persia took his 117, 000-volume library with him everywhere. Camels trained to walk in alphabetical order carried it.
27. The first successful parachute jump to be made from a moving airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, MO, in 1912.
28. New freckles generally stop appearing after age 19 or 20.
29. There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
30. Elephants are the only animals with four knees.
31. There are three completely different versions of the Mona Lisa under the final portrait, all painted by da Vinci, as revealed by X-rays.
32. A “Funambulist” is a tightrope walker.
33. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, was the first novel ever to be written on a typewriter.
34. Dueling in Paraguay is legal as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
35. The Navajo Indian language was used successfully as a code by the U.S. in WWII.
36. The only survivor of Custer’s Last Stand was his horse, Commanche.
37. Bamboo can grow 4 feet in 24 hours.
38. Hollywood actress Joan Crawford had her back teeth removed to make her cheekbones more prominent.
39. Generally, right-handed archers shoot arrows that turn clockwise. Left-hander’s arrows turn counterclockwise.
40. Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.
41. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
42. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
43. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
44. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
45. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
46. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
47. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
48. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
49. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
50. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
I hope you have discovered a few facts (all true of course!) thanks Sally