Older Men Find Vanilla To Be An Erotic Smell And 25 Other Useless Facts You Need To Know [TRIVIA TUESDAY]

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Every Tuesday we’ll give you a number of random facts that are a good bet to be asked at trivia nights. And even if you don’t go to trivia, this should be a good toilet read, too. A win-win if I’ve ever heard of one.

The world’s oldest dog in recorded history died at the age of 29. Or 203 in dog years.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone. Yabba Dabba Do indeed.

Pamela Anderson is Canada’s Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada’s independence. Oh, Canada.

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The slowest fish in the sea is a Sea Horse.

C3PO is the first character to speak in Star Wars.

The average heart will beat roughly 3 billion times in a lifetime.

The Yo-Yo was originally invented as a weapon.

Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste.

In the original script for Se7en, Morgan Freeman’s character shoots Kevin Spacey then says the awe so cheesy line, “I’m retiring.” Thank God for rewrites.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All of the planets in our solar system rotate counter-clockwise except for Venus. Psh. Women.

Sean Connery was once named 3rd in the Mr. Universe competition. Suck on these pecs, Trebeck.

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A woodpecker can peck 20 times a second.

When Alexander Graham Bell passed away in 1922, every telephone served by the Bell system in the USA and Canada was silent for one minute.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

According to U.S. laws, a beer commercial can never show a person actually drinking beer. Think about it…

Adult feet produce 1/4th of a cup of sweat a day.

Thomas Jefferson wrote his own epitaph without mentioning that he was US President.

Daniel Radcliffe and Shia LaBeouf were both strongly considered to play the title role in The Hobbit.

The first American to have indoor plumbing was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1840.

The US has the highest documented per capita rate of imprisonment of any country in the world. About 2% of white males, 4% of Hispanic males and 10% of black males are incarcerated. There are more black males in prison than in colleges in the US.

Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth’s gravitational pull.

In multiple studies, older men find vanilla to be the most erotic smell.

The filming of James Cameron’s Titanic cost more than the cost to build the actual Titanic itself.

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Charles Dickens slept facing North. He thought it improved his writing.

Christian Bale went from 178 pounds to 110 for his role in The Machinist. It only took him 6 months to put the weight back on for Batman Begins.

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