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# What is your favorite bit of trivia or factoid?

Posted by on May. 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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Ok can you tell I am not busy at work :)

I love trivia and I have many favorites...this is just one of them.

Coulrophobia - fear of clowns

Posted by on May. 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Amanda Blake ( Beverly Neil) - actress ( MISS KITTY on the beloved " GunSmoke" TV series) . 1989 she died of AIDS contracted from her bisexuel husband.

by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2012 at 9:22 AM

All Clams start out as males,50% become female later. Male sea horses give birth. ( bring me back as a seahorse!)

by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Clark Gables real name was William Clark Gable.

by Silver Member on May. 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM

you can tell a number is divisible by 3 if the sum of the digits is divisible by 3. ex: 1,464= 1+4+6+4 = 15 = 1+5 =6 yes! 1,464/3 = 488

if the sum of the digits is divisible by 9, the number is too.

you can tell a number is divisible by 4 if the last 2 digits is divisible by 4. 712/4 = 178

and for 8, the last 3 digits.

evens are always divisible by 2, and anything ending in 0 or 5 is divisible by 5.

and 7... subtract 2x the last digit from the previous digits until it's divisible by 7.  371 = 37 -2(1) = 35 = 3-2(5) = -7, which is divisible by 7!

by on May. 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I guess the bill just didn't measure up :)

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

In 2000 the Mississippi state legislature introduced a bill to make it illegal for a male customer to have an errection in a strip club even if he was fully dressed. ( hell, we can only hope, he was fully dressed!) This was introduced, I can't find whether it passed or not. Our tax dollars worked hard here! What a flipping waste!

by on May. 16, 2012 at 10:42 AM

A kind of jellyfish (Turritopsis nutricula) upon reaching adulthood can transform itself back to childhood by converting its cells.

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

All Clams start out as males,50% become female later. Male sea horses give birth. ( bring me back as a seahorse!)

by on May. 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Also, the nails on long fingers grow faster than short fingers and fingernails grow four times faster than toenails.

Quoting cloyall:

There are 4 things that grow until we die:

Hair, Nails , Ears, and Nose

I always thought all old men looked like Jimmy Durante, lol.

by on May. 16, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Very interesting :)

Here is an interesting multiplication pattern. What would the next line read :)

1   × 8 + 1 = 9
12  × 8 + 2 = 98
123 × 8 + 3 = 987

Quoting anng.atlanta:

you can tell a number is divisible by 3 if the sum of the digits is divisible by 3. ex: 1,464= 1+4+6+4 = 15 = 1+5 =6 yes! 1,464/3 = 488

if the sum of the digits is divisible by 9, the number is too.

you can tell a number is divisible by 4 if the last 2 digits is divisible by 4. 712/4 = 178

and for 8, the last 3 digits.

evens are always divisible by 2, and anything ending in 0 or 5 is divisible by 5.

and 7... subtract 2x the last digit from the previous digits until it's divisible by 7.  371 = 37 -2(1) = 35 = 3-2(5) = -7, which is divisible by 7!

by on May. 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

My contribution for today:

Earth is the only planet not named after a Roman or Greek god.

by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

1234x8+4=9876   EDT: 12345X8+5= 98765 definately a pattern there!

Quoting Gaily.Daily:

Very interesting :)

Here is an interesting multiplication pattern. What would the next line read :)

1   × 8 + 1 = 9
12  × 8 + 2 = 98
123 × 8 + 3 = 987

Quoting anng.atlanta:

you can tell a number is divisible by 3 if the sum of the digits is divisible by 3. ex: 1,464= 1+4+6+4 = 15 = 1+5 =6 yes! 1,464/3 = 488

if the sum of the digits is divisible by 9, the number is too.

you can tell a number is divisible by 4 if the last 2 digits is divisible by 4. 712/4 = 178

and for 8, the last 3 digits.

evens are always divisible by 2, and anything ending in 0 or 5 is divisible by 5.

and 7... subtract 2x the last digit from the previous digits until it's divisible by 7.  371 = 37 -2(1) = 35 = 3-2(5) = -7, which is divisible by 7!