About 8 billion Valentine’s Day candy hearts will be produced this year. That’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again.
February 13 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
About one-third of all auto accidents in Sweden involve large animals. Researchers calculate that one out of 10 Swedes who driver over 12,000 miles will eventually collide with a moose.
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February 11 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Teiichi Yoshizawa has (as of 1987) a collection of labels which contain 577,000 pieces, the largest such collection in the world. What do you call a person who collects lables? A phillumenist.
February 10 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Q. Please finish this saying: “Where ignorance is bless . . .
A. “Tis folly to be wise.”
February 8 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Yes, Robert James, St. John Bosco is the patron saint of editors.
February 6 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
The Great Seal of the United States has 13 stars, stripes, clouds, arrows, laurel leaves, berries, feathers in each wing and tail, and rows in the pyramid.
February 5 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Yes, Robert James, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was Geraldo Rivera’s father-in-law.
February 4 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
An airplane moving at the speed of sound is moving at Mach 1. The name comes from Ernst Mach, a German physicist.
Manfred Von Richtofen, The Red Baron, bought a little puppy he thought was going to be a “lap dog”. The pup grew up to be a Great Dane. Richtofen and the dog, who he named “Moritz” became inseparable. The huge dog not only slept in the same bed but accompanied the flying ace on flights. Once the playful canine while chasing a rolling airplane ran into a propeller. Moritz escaped with minor injuries but the prop shattered and had to be replaced.
Omnibit Trivia 2-1-14 by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Alaskans are among the last to eat hardtack, the old sea ration, as a significant part of their diet. Interbake Foods of Richmond, Va. makes just about all of it from them.
They are also the ones who bake the Girl Scout cookies.