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orangutan.jpg (10064 bytes)Orangutans warn people to stay out of their territory by belching.

Public women’s restrooms are twice as germ-laden as men’s.

Seventy-three percent of Manila residents smoke.

There are more germs in the human mouth than in the anus.

Lyndon Johnson claimed to have had sex with five of his six secretaries, including one session on his desk in the Oval Office.

The maximum speed at which erotic sensations travel from skin to brain has been clocked at 156 miles per hour.

Nurses and doctors wash their hands between patients less than one-third of the time.

The Carpenters' signature song, We've Only Just Begun, was originally part of a television commercial for a California bank. Richard Carpenter saw the commercial and made it into a hit song.

When Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper in 1857, he had his name printed on each sheet.

For several centuries, women used to rub crushed strawberries on their breasts in the belief that it would enlarge them.

L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz, called his home in Hollywood "Ozcot."

TV’s Lieutenant Columbo did have a first name—Phillip.

A giraffe has a 20-inch tongue.

Reggie Jackson has the record for career strikeouts—2,597.

Dentyne was the first gum marketed as being beneficial to teeth. It's a contraction of "dental hygiene."

Napoleon Bonaparte financed his invasion of Russia with counterfeit money.

When the first duck-billed platypus arrived at the British Museum, the curators thought it was a fake and tried to pull its beak off.

In the latter part of the 18th century, Prussian surgeons treated stutterers by snipping off portions of their tongues.

Thrity-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

The number of left-handed men is double that of left-handed women.

The parachute was invented by Leonardo da Vinci.

An average man on an average day excretes two and a half quarts of sweat.


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