Month: August 2017

Tit-Bits Of Trivia 71

Studies have found that Millennials are the least religious generation in six decades, and possibly the United States’ whole history.

In a study, people from Ohio cursed the most, as compared to every other state in the U.S.

Actor Liam Neeson used to be a teacher, but got fired for punching a 15-year-old when the boy pulled a knife out in class.

A study claims that there are 3 types of selfie takers: communicators, autobiographers, and self-promoters.

Walt Disney himself voiced Mickey Mouse from his premiere in 1928 until 1946.

The “Bitcoin Faucet” website, created by former lead developer of Bitcoin, handed out 10,000 free bitcoins to visitors. That’s about $44 million today.

Estimates suggest the flooding caused by the tropical storm Harvey could destroy up to $20 billion in insured property, making it one of the costliest storms in US history.

Iceland has one of the largest gun ownership rates in the world and one of the lowest crime rates as well.

Mississippi elected the first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress already in 1870.

The name “The First World War” was used as early as 1918, by a journalist who felt it would not be the last.

In 2017, Switzerland became the first European country to allow the sale of insect-based food for humans.

Steve Jobs got a new Mercedes every 6 months because a car didn’t need a license plate until it was 6 months old.

Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors at the same level as a 4 year old human child.

Every hour, at least 1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.

Classical Greek culture, which flourished during the 5th to 4th centuries BC, had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire and provided the foundation of modern Western culture.

350,000 Tweets are sent every minute.

Cows emit more methane than the oil industry and are a huge factor in global warming.

The Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.

Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate birthdays because the only two accounts of birthday parties in the Bible ended in murder.

In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover up the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing.

Tit-Bits Of Trivia 70

Although usually referred to in the singular, Bermuda consists of 181 islands.

The average Dutch person cycles around 1,000km annually.

More than a third of all sick leave is taken on a Monday, researchers found.

Henry VIII of England’s Buggery Act of 1533 made sodomy punishable by death.

A couple of teaspoons of Botox would be enough to kill everyone in the UK.

It is illegal to wear a bikini in Barcelona, except on the beach.

Aztec mothers who died in childbirth were regarded as highly as warriors who died in battle.

In 1853, the Venus de Milo statue was put on trial for nudity in Mannheim, Germany.

Shark Bay, Australia, is now called ‘Safety Beach’. It changed its name to attract tourists.

In 1853, the Venus de Milo statue was put on trial for nudity in Mannheim, Germany.

18.3% of Iceland’s population uses cannabis, placing them as the top marijuana consuming nation in the world.

When Muhammad Ali lost a fight against Larry Holmes, a 14-year-old Mike Tyson promised him that when he “got big” he would take down Larry Holmes for him. Six years later, he took Holmes down.

The main actor of “The Gods Must Be Crazy” was only paid $300, even though the film made over $60 million.

Rock Paper Scissors was invented in China, but popularized in Japan, where it’s called “Janken.”

The word “vodka” is a diminutive form of the Slavic word “voda” (water), interpreted as “little water.”

Saltwater crocodiles enjoy catching a wave and can travel hundreds of kilometres by “surfing” on ocean currents.

It is estimated that 9 out of 10 women in Mexico have been subjected to sexual violence, whether on the streets or at home.

‘Orchid’ actually means testicle.
The surgical procedure to remove one or more testicles is an ‘orchidectomy’.

In Aztec cities, chewing tzicli (chewing gum) in public identified a married or widowed woman as a prostitute and a man as a homosexual.

From 2000 to 2010, some 100,000 British people converted to Islam.