Fun Facts, April 16

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!

• There are no poisonous snakes in Maine.

• Picasso could draw before he could walk and his first word was the Spanish word for pencil.

• Three quarters of fish caught are eaten – the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer.

• The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news of the Derby winner was telegraphed from London to Calcutta in under 5 minutes.

• Kenneth Edmonds was nicknamed Babyface by funk guitarist Bootsy Collins.

• The paperclip was invented by Norwegian Johann Vaaler.

• The name Wendy was first used in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.

• Watermelons are 97% water, lettuce 97%, tomatoes 95%, carrots 90%, and bread 30%.

• The first electronic digital computer (called ENIAC – the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) was developed in 1946 and contained over 18,000 vacuum tubes.

• The leg muscles of a locust are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.

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~ by kuiperactive on April 16, 2009.

One Response to “Fun Facts, April 16”

  1. Fun trivia! Where do you find these? 🙂

    I am amazed that carrots are 90% water and that bread is 30% water? Wow… I would think that bread would have no water at all, unless it’s really moist bread. Who knows? 🙂

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