Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – Or in this case – Be a Know it All – Trivia Part Four.

Here we are with part four of this series and as always I cannot verify the truth of the following statements.. Still when we have finished we should be all great at pub quizzes..


  1. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  2. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  3. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  4. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  5. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
  6. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  7. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  8. All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn’t like being seen wearing them in public.
  9. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  10. Pearls melt in vinegar.
  11. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  12. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  13. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.
  14. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo and no one knows why.
  15. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  16. Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word “criminal.” The second? William Jefferson Clinton.
  17. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  18. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the alphabet.
  19. Humans and elephants are the only animals that can stand on their heads.
  20. Researchers say that when a waitress draws a happy face on a check, tips go up 18 %.
  21. Fortune cookies were actually invented in America in 1918 by Charles Jung.
  22. All polar bears are left-handed.
  23. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  24. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci has no eyebrows.
  25. The word “taxi” is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish, & Portuguese.
  26. The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not be fully cured for another 500 years.
  27. In Albania, nodding your head means “no” and shaking your head means “yes.”
  28. In 1875, the director of the U.S. Patent Office resigned, advised that his department should close, and claimed that there was nothing left to invent.
  29. An armadillo crosses a river by holding its breath and walking across the bottom.
  30. Every person has a unique tongue print just like a fingerprint.
  31. Charlie Chaplin once entered a “Charlie Chaplin look-alike” contest while visiting Monte Carlo, and did not win – he only placed third.
  32. During the middle ages, you could be accused of witchcraft if your pets disobeyed you.
  33. Every day, Americans eat an estimated 18 acres of pizza.
  34. Sigmund Freud had an intense fear of ferns.
  35. In ancient Egypt, only Pharaohs were allowed to eat mushrooms.
  36. On average an adult laughs 15 times a day; a child laughs 400 times.
  37. The 100-years War lasted 116 years.
  38. According to the Bible, there were 2 windows on Noah’s ark.
  39. Donald Duck comics were banned from libraries in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
  40. Disney animators used Marilyn Monroe’s body as the model for Tinkerbell.
  41. Mosquitoes are more likely to bite you if you’ve just eaten a banana.
  42. Q-tips were invented in the early 1920’s by Polish-born Leo Gerstenzang. The Q stands for quality.
  43. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins refrained from blinking in all his scenes as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
  44. George Washington’s false teeth were made of hippopotamus ivory.
  45. Cats have two sets of vocal cords, one for purring and one for meowing.
  46. In 1955, a book was returned to the Cambridge University library that was 288 years overdue.
  47. Scissors were reportedly invented by Leonardo da Vinci.
  48. Lake Nicaragua is the only freshwater lake in the world that has sharks.
  49. There are 450 different types of cheese in the world, and 240 come from France.
  50. There are the same amount of dimples in an average golf ball as there are ridges in a dime

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