Fun Facts, April 23

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 blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal and has been detected as far away as 530 miles.

• Sumerians invented writing in the 4th century BC.

• The world’s most expensive jam (jelly) is Confiture de groselles. It is a redcurrant jam (jelly) from a 14th century recipe made in the tiny French town of Bar-Le-Duc.

• In 1898, one of the first programs to be broadcasted on radio was a yacht race that took place in British waters.

• The world’s largest disco was held at the Buffalo Convention Centre, New York, 1979. 13,000 danced a place into the Guinness Book of World Records.

• Music was sent down a telephone line for the first time in 1876, the year the phone was invented.

• There are about 5,000 prince and princesses in each Saudi Arabian royal.

• The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies.

• There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy.

• Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.

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~ by kuiperactive on April 23, 2009.

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