A collection of boomerangs and a Z-Bed were found in Tutankhamen's tomb. He also died from a broken leg.
Some Whales are born with a small leg protruding from their body. Whales have hip bones, which means they must have left the ocean, grown legs, decided they didn't like it and gone back into the sea again.
Geronimo's real name was Goyathlay; meaning, he who yawns. Yawning cools your brain like a fan cools the inside of a computer. Babies yawn in the womb; they also swallow; stretch and hiccup. Pandiculation is yawning and stretching at the same time.
The I'm feeling lucky button on Google costs the company $110 million dollars a year in lost revenue.
A man named Ronald Man had a heart attack and crashed his car; the impact worked like a defibrillator and restarted his heart.
James Dean's last appearance on film before his fatal car crash in 1955 was in a road safety commercial...In 1895 the only two cars in Ohio crashed into each other.
Three US presidents died on 4th of July..; John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, in1826 and James Monroe Five years later. John Tyler the tenth president of the USA, was born in1790 but two of his grandsons are still alive.
The president of Niger was Major Wanke. And Blowing air up an Armadillo's bottom causes it to jump three feet into the air- and so would you.
And finally. The author of the Saint Books known as Leslie Charteris was in real life , born in Singapore in 1907 on May 12.his real name Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin. His mother Was an English Lady and his Daddy a Singaporean; a Doctor Yin. ( I have known this for some time )
More next week Vest back soon.
Monday, 29 October 2018
Jaw droppers again.
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I've never used the I am feeling lucky button at Google. Now I know it costs it money, maybe I will.
I love these bits of trivia....fascinating, interesting information...thanks. :)
An intriguing collection.
Andrew. I doubt if GOOGLE will ever become destitute.
Lee. There is a lot more in the offing, proving I am still able.
EC. And there is More much more to come yet.
Thanks Les. Another interesting article. I'm going to have to start yawning more often!
Fascinating about the boomerangs and whales! And about your name!
I'm actually going to visit Singapore in October next year and Penang and Phuket. Besides other things, I'd like to go to the Raffles Hotel and drink a Singapore Sling and wander Orchard Road. Also going to Japan and Busan in South Korea in April.
Have a lovely evening x
Sue. I have been to all of those places mentioned, mostly in the Fifties and Sixties, a few in later years, some multiple times. Pity you are missing Hong Kong. However, The raffles in Beach road was ok but in the 60s the Britannia club also on beach road and the Stamford Cafe For A nice Mixed Grill. The Orchard Bar in Orchard road now demolished was a favourite haunt too. Until Rosemary Joined me in Singapore and we were Married over the border in Johor Bahru. Then I had to behave Myself.XXX.
I have a brain full of useless trivia, but it seems that you have me beat by a loooooong ways. Betcha you're a great conversationalist at the dinner table. :)
I DO feel very lucky, but I have NEVER used that "I feel lucky" button on Google, because I have no idea what it does. :)
Susan Flett Swiderski. Roughly about half of the trivia is derived from several books I have read although the other half is from memory.
Within my household, I have my eldest son who provides 4.5 % of the conversation, The cleaning lady on Tuesdays another 8%, Our female cat 70% and the remainder with the ginger tom cat.
Susan; you are much more clever than you wish to admit. Traditionally Women Are Better than men in the art of manipulation.
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