Showbiz Trivia

Showbiz Trivia

Tom Cruise considered pursuing a career in professional wrestling before being injured. (Photo: Eva Rinaldi)

Vital Reading

Vital Reading

The Next Civil War by Stephen Marche

Auto Auction

Auto Auction

Toyota 2000GT - 1967 to 1970 (351 produced) - on the block at RM Sotheby’s Elkhart, Indiana auction in May... bring a million plus.

Then and Now

Then and Now

Seoul, South Korea - 1900 And Now (Source: BoredPanda.com)

Trees

Trees

Rhorodendron Tree, Canada

Societal

Societal

American schools lag those of other countries (the U.S. ranks 30th in math and 19th in science), our citizens are less healthy (the U.S. ranks 26th in life expectancy and 29th in infant mortality), and Americans are unhappy (the U.S. ranks 19th in happiness). Improving our schools, health care, and well-being all require a large collective investment in the form of taxes, especially from the tax-dodging wealthy enabled by huge tax cuts plus other financial shelter tactics.

Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

Children’s Pioneers Defense Drill, Leningrad 1937

100 years ago

100 years ago

In January 1920, Prohibition went into effect across the USA.

It sold for how much?

It sold for how much?

Patek Philippe, Tourbillon (2007) watch for $471,000 at Christie's.

Factoids

Factoids

Of The 607 American Billionaires, Only Five Are Black.

Nature Stats

Nature Stats

A desert locust swarm can be 460 square miles in size and can consume 423 million pounds of plants in a single day.

Word

Word

Moribund (adj.): No longer effective and about to come to an end completely.

Apples and Oranges

Apples and Oranges

The McIntosh Red apple was developed by Canadian John McIntosh in 1811.

Who sued who?

Who sued who?

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a New Jersey state jury to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four plaintiffs who allege that the company’s Baby Powder caused their cancer, a ruling that will be reduced to around $185 million because of state laws.

Meatloaf Club

Meatloaf Club

Indian Meatloaf (Click to view recipe)

Famous last words

Famous last words

"I should never have switched from scotch to martinis." - Humphrey Bogart

US Economics

US Economics

UPDATE --- U.S. household debt hit a new record last quarter—$14.2 trillion.

Country Rankings

Country Rankings

World's happiest countries 1. Finland 2. Denmark 3. Norway 4. Iceland 5. Netherlands 6. Switzerland 7. Sweden 8. New Zealand 9. Canada 10. Australia

Classic Moto

Classic Moto

Excelsior Henderson De Luxe 1922

Body Stats

Body Stats

Eyelashes last about 150 days.

Chuckle

Chuckle

My Chinese waiter thinks all white people look alike and gave my food to the wrong customer... Wait. Never mind. That wasn't my waiter.

Art as Investment

Art as Investment

MasterWorks... Browse paintings to invest in by the most popular mid-career and established artists. (click to view)

Corporate Milestones

Corporate Milestones

Canadian Steamship Lines (175th)

Crazy Laws

Crazy Laws

In New Jersey bullet-proof vests are banned while committing a crime.

Quotable

Quotable

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” - Albert Einstein

Prices from the past

Prices from the past

In 1920 a first-class stamp cost 2 cents. (1920) Sells today in mint condition for over $175.

Prices from the past

Prices from the past

Average cost of a gallon of gas in 1930: 10 cents

YouTube Music

YouTube Music

Ashley McBryde - First Thing I Reach For (Click to view)

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Quotable

Quotable

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." - Katherine Hepburn

Prices from the Past

Prices from the Past

Average Cost of New Car 1960... $2,600

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Women's suffrage. Though the United States was founded under democratic principles, only a minority of its population (starting with white landowning males over the age of 21) could actually vote. But after the 19th Amendment of the Constitution is passed, women finally gain a voice and the right to cast their ballots.

Showbiz Trivia

Showbiz Trivia

In 2002, Steven Spielberg finally finished college after a 33-year hiatus. He turned in Schindler’s List for his student film requirement.

Trees are awesome

Trees are awesome

This incredible vibrantly colored red maple is estimated to be 200 years old with a trunk diameter of nearly 3 feet at its widest.

Prices from the Past

Prices from the Past

Average Cost Of New Home 1950... $8,450

Fun Stats

Fun Stats

The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.

Legal

Legal

Bayer and BASF get hit for $265 million (click to view)

Digital Puzzle

Digital Puzzle

Amalfi by Alessio Bachetti (click to do puzzle)

Stocks2Watch

Stocks2Watch

Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc TSX: EGLX (click to view)

US Economics

US Economics

Americans owe more than $1 trillion in consumer credit card debt. A fighter jet at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, would take 14 years before reaching that amount.

Crazy Laws

Crazy Laws

It's illegal to pee in the ocean in Portugal.

Classic Moto

Classic Moto

Suzuki SW-1

National Days

National Days

February 17... National Cabbage Day

Romanee Conti wine bottle

Romanee Conti wine bottle

Bottle sold for $558,000. Romanée-Conti 1945.

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

Marie Antoinette stepped on her executioner’s foot on her way to the guillotine. Her last words: “Pardonnez-moi, monsieur.”

Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

Titanic survivors boarding the Carpathia in 1912

Factoids

Factoids

Which 3 countries do not use the metric system? Liberia, Myanmar and the United States.

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

‪Frank Sinatra died after saying, “I’m losing it.”

National Days

National Days

February 16... National Almond Day

The Art of Investment

The Art of Investment

Browse paintings to invest in by the most popular mid-career and established artists. (click to view)

Quotable

Quotable

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius

Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

If we all made the first 90% of the toothpaste tube last as long as we do the last 10, we could collapse the toothpaste industry inside a month."

Word

Word

Commensalism: an association between two organisms in which one benefits from the relationship.

YouTube Me

YouTube Me

Unique music video > Gold... Chet Faker (click to view)

Country Rankings

Country Rankings

Countries by IQ (click to view)

Sports Trivia

Sports Trivia

A race car with a wood-burning engine finished 3rd in the 1927 Indianapolis 500.

National Days

National Days

February 18... National Drink Wine Day

Quotable

Quotable

"I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake." Lewis Black

YouTube Me

YouTube Me

Funny Fur (click to view)

Societal

Societal

KEEP? ----- AIRBNB... Around the world, airbnb is causing residential rental availabilities, especially in urban areas, to plummet causing the rents to skyrocket. They should be banned, curtailed or heavily taxed.

Sports Trivia

Sports Trivia

The average life span of an MLB baseball is five to seven pitches.

Celebrity Wealth

Celebrity Wealth

Bruno Mars, Singer... $175 Million

Meat Loaf Club

Meat Loaf Club

Hungarian Meat Loaf (Click to view)

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Molasses made headlines. Boston suffered an usual and deadly disaster after a large storage tank filled with 2 million gallons of molasses burst and flooded the streets at an estimated 35 miles per hour. North End residents later claimed that the air smelled sweet for decades afterwards.

General Trivia

General Trivia

The fortune cookie was invented... in California.

Fun Stats

Fun Stats

There are 1 million ants for every person on earth.

Showbiz Trivia

Showbiz Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson demanded that the studio keep Snakes on a Plane as the title because it was the only reason he accepted the role.

Then and Now

Then and Now

New York City 1856 and 2013

Prices from the Past

Prices from the Past

Average Cost 1lb Hamburger in 1940... 20 cents... in 1990... 89 cents

Celebrity Wealth

Celebrity Wealth

Wayne Gretsky, Ex-Hockey Player... $200 Million

Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

4 am is extremely late but 5 am is extremely early.

Tombstones

Tombstones

Tombstone of a gay Vietnam veteran

Sports Trivia

Sports Trivia

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

Quotable

Quotable

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things." - George Carlin

Fun Stats

Fun Stats

The average North American eats almost 1500 pounds of food a year.

Gastronomical

Gastronomical

Penne Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Kale

It sold for how much?

It sold for how much?

Pablo Picasso - Title: Femme écrivant (Marie-Thérèse), Medium: oil on canvas. Sold For: $44,632,804 US

Tombstones

Tombstones

Walter Stauffen

Showbiz Trivia

Showbiz Trivia

The voice actors of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from the 1930s got married in real life.

Factoids

Factoids

‪Which nail grows fastest? The middle one.

World Record

World Record

World’s Largest Pizza. The delicious monstrosity measured 131-feet in diameter, tipped the scales at over 51,000 pounds, and contained 1,488 pounds of margarine, 19,800 pounds of flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce, 8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 551 pounds of salt, 220 pounds of lettuce.

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Motoring

Motoring

Electra Meccanica Solo 2020 (click to view)

Celebrity Wealth

Celebrity Wealth

George Clooney - $500 million (Photo: GabboT)

Country Rankings

Country Rankings

The Social Progress Index (SPI) measures the extent to which countries provide for the social and environmental needs of their citizens. The top 10 countries... 1. Norway, 2. Denmark, 3. Switzerland, 4. Finland, 5. Sweden, 6. Iceland, 7. New Zealand, 8. Germany, 9. Canada, 10. Japan

Luxe

Luxe

$140 a pound wasabi at Half Moon Bay Wasabi (Photo: Hannah Whitaker) (Click to view)

Great Performances

Great Performances

I'd rather go blind - Beth Hart (Photo - Greg Waterman) (Click to listen)

Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

Phillipe Petit, a French high wire artist went to the top of the Twin World Trade Centre buildings, rigged a custom made rope and walked on it for 45 minutes doing 8 passes.

World Record

World Record

One woman's adventure to visit every country in the world in 18 months. (Click to view)

Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

Before you become a parent no one ever prepares you for how much you are going to learn about dinosaurs. (Illustration: Fausto García/Unsplash)

Then and Now

Then and Now

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1970 And Now (Source: BoredPanda.com)

Digital Puzzle

Digital Puzzle

Oranges

Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

19 year old Robin Williams, 1969

Factoids

Factoids

Summer on Uranus lasts 21 years.

Trees

Trees

Pink Sakura (Japanese maple) (Photo: Faye Cornish/Unsplash)

Money

Money

The Financial Perks of Being Tall... An extra inch correlates with an estimated $800 in increased annual earnings.

National Days

National Days

National Ravioli Day on March 20th

Classic Moto

Classic Moto

Opel 500cc 1928

Gadgets

Gadgets

Music Fingers is the newest weird beat-making gadget. (click to view)

Quotable

Quotable

"We have the best government that money can buy." - Mark Twain

Vaccination

Vaccination

Vaccination - The anti-vaccine movement has been promoted by a number of prominent & unqualified people such as Rob Schneider, Jim Carrey and Donald Trump and has led to increased rates of infection and death from diseases such as measles in the US. (Photo: Heather Hazzan)

Prices from the past

Prices from the past

Milk... 8 cents per quart (1913)

It sold for how much?

It sold for how much?

Jean Arp (1886-1966) Sculpture: "Déméter" Sold for USD $5,825,000

Great Reads

Great Reads

The Party of Idolaters. The Atlantic (click to read)

100 years ago

100 years ago

Heroin, morphine, opium and cocaine were available as over-the-counter medicines.

Clever things

Clever things

BIC Cutlery

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

Groucho Marx... “This is no way to live!”

Legal

Legal

Mallinckrodt, the generic drugmaker, reached a tentative $1.6 billion settlement over its role in the opioid crisis.

US economics

US economics

UPDATE ------ US Debt Clock (click to view)

Best Oscars Line

Best Oscars Line

"This is one night I wish I smoked and drank." - Grace Kelly, Best Actress, Academy Awards, 1955

Photo Gear

Photo Gear

Fujifilm X100V (click to view)

Corporate Milestones

Corporate Milestones

Perdue Farms... 100th

Crazy Laws

Crazy Laws

In Indiana it is against the law to catch a fish with your bare hands. (Photo: Mael Balland)

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

"I'm so bored with it all." - Winston Churchill

Quotable

Quotable

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” - Dorothy Parker

National Days

National Days

National Cheese Doodle Day on March 5th

Mind-boggling

Mind-boggling

If they were laid end to end, all of the blood vessels in the human body would encircle the Earth four times!

Meatloaf Club

Meatloaf Club

Belgian Meatloaf (click to view recipe)

100 years ago

100 years ago

Band-Aids hit the scene. (1920)

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