I Never Knew That . . .

Guess what?

It’s time for another edition of Lucky Seven! πŸ˜€


This week, I have . . .

7 Little Known Facts!


1. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

2. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”.

3. Married men revealed that they change their underwear twice as often as single men.

4. If you were to spell out numbers in words – one, two, three, etc., how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”? — One thousand!

5. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common? — All were invented by women.

6. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

7. 40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet.


I‘ll bet you know a bit of trivia that would dazzle us!

Won’t you share it? πŸ˜‰




I Never Knew That . . . — 16 Comments

  1. Nothing rhymes with Foreign either.
    Armadillos can walk underwater.
    Maine is the only US state with a one-syllable name.
    Dodge City is the windiest city in the US not Chicago.

    I believe single men’s underwear should come with expiration dates

  2. An earthquake that measures 8 on the Richter Scale would be 10,000 times stronger than an earthquake that measures 4 on the same scale.

    Most people think the Amazon is the longest river in the world, but actually the Nile is longer.
    Nile is 4,160 miles
    Amazon is 4,000 miles

  3. Putting me on the spot to come up with some good trivia- not fair! I’m sure I’ll think of something later, though, after I’ve already said I don’t have any…..

    You should also know that I spent 10 minutes this morning trying to verify that nothing rhymes with silver, orange, purple, or month. They’re such simple words, it seems like SOMETHING should!

  4. Hi Mujercita πŸ™‚

    I’m laughing here because I had the same reaction. I also tried to think of words that rhymed with that list.

    All I could come up with was a very silly line from an old Roger Williams song:

    Roses are red and violets are purple
    Sugar is sweet and so is maple syrup-le

    Too funny!

    Hugs, Crystal

  5. Wow Clenna,
    That’s an amazing jump in force with an earthquake!

    Speaking of the Nile River, my daughter knew I enjoyed the book you recommended ( Cleopatra’s Daughter) and surprised me on Mother’s Day by including another Michelle Moran book (Nefertiti) in my gift bag.

    Hugs, Crystal πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Kelly πŸ™‚

    Great selection of facts! I had only ever heard of the third one – as Maine is a neighboring state.

    Love your last line….. πŸ˜‰

    Hugs, Crystal

  7. Once there was a native chief in the 1800s who went by the name “Not Able to Fornicate.”

    Totally blank… I’m full of useless facts and they’re entirely irretrievable today.

  8. love the trivia! I usually have a bit of something, but the pressure is too much . . . can’t think of anything!! Aaaack!!!

    Okay, here’s a silly one–May 4th is an unofficial Star Wars Day, as in,
    May the fourth be with you . . .

  9. Hi spamgirl,
    At first this sounded a bit like a joke…. but there seem to be countless references to it on the internet. Poor guy. I hope it was his middle name so he didn’t have to announce it to people he met. πŸ˜‰

  10. Hi Crystal!

    Fun facts!

    I never knew about the duck’s quack not echoing! … never knew about the underwear thing either…but it figures! …although I know for a fact, by the mounds of wash I do, my guys always have on clean underwear! πŸ˜‰

    xoxo Paulette

  11. The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
    Thanks for sharing your trivia. It made me smile a lot…

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