Wednesday, April 20, 2011

R is for Random Facts, Better Known as Trivia



Yes, this should be under the letter T, but I already have something planned for that. Whatever it's called, I find trivia fascinating.

Cats sleep longer than any other mammal, an average of about 16 hours a day. My cats, however, often seem to be awake when I'm sleeping. Tiki likes to get behind me on my pillow and lick my hair--very annoying.

On March 19, 1856, Victoria, Austrailia introduced the secret ballot.

The human brain has, on the average, one hundred billion neurons, each of which connects to about one thousand other neurons.


On March 12, 1912, 18 girls met in Savannah, GA for the first Girl Scout meeting.

The average American eats 126 pounds of potatoes each year. Nearly 48 pounds are french fries and various frozen potato products.

The most common disease in the world is tooth decay.

Have a random fact you'd like to share? Leave it in the Comments section.

9 comments:

Angeline said... [Reply to comment]

I love random facts! I must say, I think my cat is better than average - I'm pretty sure she sleeps about 22 hours a day!

Anne K. Albert said... [Reply to comment]

We obviously have the same great taste, Thelma! And like you, I love trivia. I've always found it fascinating.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

I love trivia too, this is a really fun post. I had a cat who licked my hair too, annoying to say the least!

Interesting about tooth decay, it makes sense, but I never would have guessed that if asked the most common disease.

nutschell said... [Reply to comment]

interesting facts. Cats definitely sleep 16 hours a day. I love it when they cuddle.
Great meeting you through the A-Z!

nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Dafeenah said... [Reply to comment]

Random facts are one of my favorite things. My cat sits on pillow, stares in my face about an half inch away from it, waits for me to open my eyes, and then taps me on the shoulder and runs out of the room. Apparently I am "it".

Suzi Banks Baum said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Thelma! I love your new theme here. It is so springy and light.
Here is a random something or other from my 13 year old, that she has been repeating all day,
"God smiles on the nude".

Trivia? Did you know that a pound of carrots makes 10 1/2 ounces of carrot juice?

Thirsty? Love, Suzi...the sometimes naked.

Leah said... [Reply to comment]

We must have the same cats. Because mine sleep all day and are up (keeping me up) during the night. Love your new blog look, by the way!

Carole Anne Carr said... [Reply to comment]

More a saying than a fact... make sure you do one thing every day that makes you smile...

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

I like the one about cats sleep an average of 16 hours a day. I guess that's how "lazy cat" came along ^^

 

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