Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012

Absolute Useless Trivia

The dot over the "i" is called a tittle.

315 entries in Webster´s 1966 Dictionary were spelled wrong.

During the chariot race in Ben Hur a small red car can be seen in the distance.

Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

Most lipsticks contain fish scales. Yum.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830´s as medicine.

Leonarde de Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

American Airlines  saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000. 

Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters. The proper term for upper case letters is "majuscule" and for lower case it's "minuscule". 

When the master printer was building a page and discovered that a particular sort was empty, he would get angry. Thus the term "out of sorts". 

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. 

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

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