Fun Facts, February 26

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!

• The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.

• Towards the end of the Forrest Gump, Forrest narrates that his wife died on a Saturday. When he is at her grave in the next scene, the tomb stone shows her passing on March 22, 1982, which is a Monday.

• Forks, mostly being two-tined, used to known as “split spoons.”

• Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.

• It was at a concert in Minneapolis in 1954 that Al Dvorin first closed Elvis’s concerts with: “Ladies and Gentleman, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night.”

• In 1894, Lord Kelvin predicted that radio had no future; he also predicted that heavier-than-air flying machines were impossible.

• The first parachute jump from an airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1912.

• The problem of missing teeth was first discussed at length in 1728 by Pierre Fauchard in his book The Surgeon Dentist.

• The first colour photograph was made in 1861 by James Maxwell. He photographed a tartan ribbon.

• The first diet soft drink, called the “No-Cal Beverage” was launched in 1952.

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~ by kuiperactive on February 26, 2009.

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