Fun Facts, May 28

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 first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.

• William Shakespeare wrote his first play The Taming of the Shrew in 1593.

• Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit after tomatoes. In western countries, they could account for 3% of a grocer’s total sales.

• The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.

• Indian comic actress Manorama has played the most leading roles of any performer in movie history. She began her career in 1958 and in 1985 had appeared in her 1,000th movie.

• The first fax process was patented in 1843.

• A Duke is the highest rank you can achieve without being a king or a prince.

• The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter “J”.

• Velcro was invented by a Swiss man who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.

• Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

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~ by kuiperactive on May 28, 2009.

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