Friday, January 04, 2008

January 4: Nifty bits o' tid

Hey, hey, hey, it's Trivia Day! Finally, a chance to show off the steaming piles of useless information we stuff into our bulging brains. *To wit:

"A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee." Sounds reasonable to me.

Don't let their cuteness fool you. "More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes."

"In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes." Here's an excellent argument if you're lobbying for a seriously ginormous rock.

"The New York phone book had 22 Hitlers listed before World War II ... and none after." Go figure.

And a factoid that has stuck with me since seventh grade, for reasons unknown: Arachnids have book lungs.

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Nekked Lizard Man said...

I love trivia - like the origin of SPAM - yes that mysterious canned blend of chopped pork shoulder and ham was introduced in 1937 and has since been the butt of jokes world-wide. But Hormel Foods Corp., sells 122 million cans annuallyand celebrates its meat treat with a festival and museum in Austin, Minnesota. (I still wont' eat it...)

MyMaracas said...

Why, hello there, nekkid. Thanks for your comment!

There's a festival for SPAM? Now you KNOW I'm going to check THAT out. LOL