What to do on a rainy summer evening? No matter the age, we all love a good bit of trivia. Playing trivia games, whether in person or even over the phone, Zoom or Skype has become a popular way to stay engaged, connected and have fun with the people whom we love.
Next trivia night, try using some of these interesting trivia facts, brought to us by the wonderful people at SuddenlySenior:
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Fun Trivia Facts
- It is impossible to lick your elbow.
- People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
- In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).
- It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
- The ”sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
- More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
- In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.
- Most lipstick contains fish scales.
- 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.
- Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
- In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
- On average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.
Fun Science Facts
- Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
- A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
- Rats and horses can’t vomit.
- Cat’s urine glows under a black-light. (Actually, that is true of human urine also.)
- A crocodile can’t stick its tongue out.
- A shrimp’s heart is in their head.
- You can fracture a rib if you sneeze too hard.
- If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out.
- Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
- Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
- A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
History Trivia Facts
- Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabet Spaghetti, especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.
- If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
- The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Online Trivia for Seniors
There are also some fun and interactive trivia games online, for those of you who are comfortable with computers:
Lumosity – Fun brain games that also have an added benefit of improving cognitive ability.
FunTrivia – This website is full of quizzes, trivia, and entertainment games.
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