Sep 9, 2008

Trivial Pursuit

Can you guess which of the following are true and which are false?

1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.

3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.

4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!

6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.

7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.

9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

11. The average housefly lives for one month.

12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.

16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.

19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in 'An Officer and a Gentleman' and 'Tootsie.'

20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State Anthem.

21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.

23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 190 3 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.

25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.

26. If coloring wasn't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

Now, scroll down for the answers..........................

They're ALL true! Now go back and think about #16!!!


grey like snuffie said...

Oh that is so gross--#16. But I'm also puzzled by the toilet injuries???? Maybe there is something obvious that I'm missing since it's so early in the morning.

Sweetie said...

You really had my brain working this morning. I think that some of the answers were stored somewhere in the back of my brain because I was certain that SOME (not all) were true. Great post!!

Donna said...

I'm interested in #1, not that I want to give up coffee! I've heard #16 before and it's frightening because we have tarantulas and scorpions here in Texas. Yikes! Tarantulas are huge so I'd probably have to be singing opera and holding a high note to swallow one. I'm sure glad I don't know any opera songs! Actually, now that I think about it, I've never seen tarantulas or scorpions in my house (knock on wood). I worked with a girl who told me she often had trouble sleeping because she was afraid of swallowing a spider. I just try not to think about it! And from now on, I'll avoid hearing opera so I don't accidentally learn any of it. D~~~~

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

What a fun post!! Who knew??! And why didn't Alfred Hitchcock have a belly button?? I'll ponder that for a bit. But I don't think I'll give up coffee for an apple any time soon! ~Kathy