Sunday, October 11, 2009

Again with the Trivia

From The Ultimate Book of Useless Information

Very tall buildings naturally lean toward the course of the sun.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

The growth rate of some bamboo plants can reach three feet a day.

So far, man has survived on earth for two million years. The dinosaurs lasted 150 million years.

You can avoid sinking in quicksand by lying on your back and raising your legs slowly.

Raindrops are not teardrop-shaped; they are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.

"And as Mansell comes into the pits, he's quite literally sweating his eyeballs out." British TV commentator

In Gone with the Wind, Melanie's prgenancy lasts twenty-one months based on the actual battles mentioned.

Charles Dickens penned in Puny Pete, Little Larry, and Small Sam before settling on Tiny Tim for his crippled child in A Christmas Carol.

A trilemma is a dilemma with a third alternative.

Picasso's full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso.

The Irish baron of Kinsale has the privilege of retaining his hat in the presence of royalty.

In the early days of Hollywood, Western sets were made to seven-eighths scale to make the heroes seem larger.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I'll admit it. I'm a GWTW lover. I had heard that Melanie pregnancy fact before, but thanks for reminding me. promise not to tell anyone else that I like GWTW.