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35 Nov 2022
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TRIVIAL TRIVIA

The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer, due to thermal ex-

pansion meaning the iron heats up, the particles gain kinetic energy and

take up more space.

Australia is wider than the moon. The moon sits at 3400km in diameter,

while Australia’s diameter from east to west is almost 4000km.

Human teeth are the only part of the body that

cannot heal themselves. Teeth are coated in

enamel which is not a living tissue.

It's illegal to own just one guinea pig in

Switzerland. It's considered animal abuse be-

cause they're social beings and get lonely

The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of

toast into their wine for good health - hence

why we 'raise a toast'.

The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland. It was

apparently chosen because of its connection with

dominance and chivalry as well as purity and inno-

cence in Celtic mythology.

Venus is the only planet to spin clockwise. It travels around

the sun once every 225 Earth days but it rotates clockwise

once every 243 days.

Nutmeg is a hallucinogen. The spice contains myristicin,

a natural compound that has mind-altering effects if in-

gested in large doses

A chef's hat has 100 pleats. Apparently, it's

meant to represent the 100 ways you can

cook an egg. Wonder if Gordon Ramsay

knows that.

There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any

American state name. There's a Z in Arizona and an X in

Texas, but no Q in any of them.

A book called 'A la recherche du temps perdu' by Marcel Proust con-

tains an estimated 9,609,000 characters, making it the longest book

in the world. The title translates to "Remembrance of Things Past"

The real name for a hashtag is an octothorpe. The 'octo' refers to the eight points in the symbol, but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the 'thorpe' part is a mystery.
There is actually a word for someone giving an opinion on something they know nothing about. An 'ultracrepidarian' is someone who voices thoughts beyond their expertise. We would call them a Twitter or facebook user
A jiffy is an actual unit of time. It's 1/100th of a second
35 Nov 2022
editor@okcradley.com

TRIVIAL TRIVIA

The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer, due to

thermal expansion meaning the iron heats up, the particles gain kin-

etic energy and take up more space.

Australia is wider than the moon. The moon sits at 3400km in dia-

meter, while Australia’s diameter from east to west is almost

4000km.

Human teeth are the only part of the body that

cannot heal themselves. Teeth are coated in

enamel which is not a living tissue.

It's illegal to own just one guinea pig in

Switzerland. It's considered animal abuse be-

cause they're social beings and get lonely

The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of

toast into their wine for good health - hence

why we 'raise a toast'.

The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland. It was

apparently chosen because of its connection with

dominance and chivalry as well as purity and inno-

cence in Celtic mythology.

Venus is the only planet to spin clockwise. It travels around

the sun once every 225 Earth days but it rotates clockwise

once every 243 days.

Nutmeg is a hallucinogen. The spice contains myristicin,

a natural compound that has mind-altering effects if in-

gested in large doses

A chef's hat has 100 pleats. Apparently, it's

meant to represent the 100 ways you can

cook an egg. Wonder if Gordon Ramsay

knows that.

There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any

American state name. There's a Z in Arizona and an X in

Texas, but no Q in any of them.

A book called 'A la recherche du temps perdu' by Marcel

Proust contains an estimated 9,609,000 characters, making

it the longest book in the world. The title translates to

"Remembrance of Things Past"

The real name for a hashtag is an octothorpe. The 'octo' refers to the eight points in the symbol, but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the 'thorpe' part is a mystery.
A jiffy is an actual unit of time. It's 1/100th of a second
There is actually a word for someone giving an opinion on something they know nothing about. An 'ultracrepidarian' is someone who voices thoughts beyond their expertise. We would call them a Twitter or facebook user
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