Unusual Trivia

Unusual Trivia page was last updated on July 6, 2008.

  1. In Michigan, it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant.
  2. It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma.
  3. Jim Morrison (of the 60’s rock group The Doors) was the first rock star to be arrested on stage.
  4. Sir Thomas Crapper, attributed to inventing the flush toilet, was a nephew of Queen Elizabeth.
  5. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.
  6. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
  7. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because Donald Duck does not wear pants.
  8. Between 1931 and 1969 Walt Disney collected thirty-five Oscars.
  9. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.
  10. Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s fish was named Livingston.
  11. Bananas are America’s #1 fruit.
  12. There is no such thing as a banana tree. Bananas grow on plants.
  13. Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.
  14. The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.
  15. You have to play ping-pong for 12 hours to lose one pound.
  16. The year that read the same upside down was 1961. That won’t happen again until 6009.
  17. Cat’s urine glows under a black light.
  18. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
  19. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  20. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  21. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  22. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  23. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
  24. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
  25. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  26. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  27. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
  28. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
  29. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
  30. If she were life size, Barbie’s measurements are: 39-23-33.
  31. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  32. C3P0 is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
  33. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison were all 27 years old when they died.
  34. The Black Hole, 1979, was Disney’s first PG-rated movie.
  35. There are no turkeys in Turkey.
  36. The Battle of Bunker hill was actually fought on Breed’s Hill.
  37. One in three snake bite victims is drunk. One in five is tattooed.
  38. Reversal of fortune: Italy imports most of its pasta from the U.S. and Canada.
  39. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  40. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  41. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  42. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  43. Pearls melt in vinegar.
  44. Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
  45. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  46. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  47. Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.
  48. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  49. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  50. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.
  51. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  52. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
  53. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.