Fun Facts, February 19

OK, here’s your next installment of Thoughtless Trivia Thursday to impress your friends and belittle your enemies….and, as always, please let me know if there is something that is not accurate. Enjoy!

•Flea’s can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.

•The Walt Disney company was founded in 1923, and in 1927 Walt came up with the idea for an animated mouse called Mortimer Mouse. His wife Lillian convinced him to change it to Mickey Mouse.

•An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.

•Football (soccer) is the most attended or watched sport in the world.

•Tap dancing originates from Irish clog dancing and what is called the Irish reel and jig.

•The top selling singles of all time are Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind ‘97”, at 33 million, Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”, 30 million, and Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock”, 25 million.

•Only one of the Seven Wonders of the World still survives: the Great Pyramid of Giza.

•Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Georgia by Dr. John S. Pemberton in 1886.

•Pepsi-Cola was invented by Caleb Bradham in 1890 as “Brad’s Drink” as a digestive aid and energy booster. In was renamed as Pepsi-Cola in 1898.

•In 1929, the Howdy Company introduced its “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas,” which became 7 Up. 7 Up was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg.

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~ by kuiperactive on February 19, 2009.

One Response to “Fun Facts, February 19”

  1. Remind me NEVER to play Trivial Pursuit with you.

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