Yet another Trivia list!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Esox Hunter, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

    Birmingham U.K.

    Hi all:

    Ok, I cheated.....It's "Copy & Paste" but still all good, eh?

    Papaphobia is the fear of Popes.

    Multiply 37,037 by any single number (1-9), then multiply that number by 3. Every digit in the answer will be the same as that first single number

    The Academy Award statue is named after a librarian's uncle. Margaret Herrick, librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, made a remark that the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar, and the name stuck.

    Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.

    If you multiply 111,111,111 by 111,111,111, you get 12,345,678,987,654,321.

    The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England.

    "Zorro" means "fox" in Spanish.

    Karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

    The Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin' good" came out as "eat your fingers off" in Chinese.

    "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

    There are only four words in the English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

    "Floccinaucinihilipilification" which means "the act of estimating as worthless" is the longest non-medical word in the English language; it's 29 letters long.

    Pogonophobia: The fear of beards.

    If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

    In Chinese, the words "crisis" and "opportunity" are the same.

    "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

    "So long" came from the Arabic "salaam" and the Hebrew "shalom."

    The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

    The word "racecar" and "kayak" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

    The word "monosyllable" actually has five syllables in it.

    "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    There are no words in the English language that rhyme with silver, orange, or month.

    The letter "I" is used exactly 109 times in Act IV of Shakespeare's "Macbeth."

    There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

    "Naked" means to be unprotected. "Nude" means unclothed.

    The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

    The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

    In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.

    "Q" is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.

    The word "trivia" comes from the Latin "trivium" which is the place where three roads meet, a public square. People would gather and talk about all sorts of matters, most of which were trivial.

    "Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using only the top row on the keyboard.

    The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "shah mat," which means, "the king is dead."

    The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the English language.

    The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."

    Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."

    "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
    The most common name in the world is "Mohammed."
  2. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

    Independence, M
    Those are neat thanks for the post:big_smile:

  3. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

    Louisiana --Shreveport
    Makes you wonder how smart you are.