Today’s Trivia

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When challenged to prove her claims, a proponent of Breatharianism (living without food or fluid of any sort) lasted four days before suffering acute dehydration. (source)

 

In 2008, Warner Music Group was collecting over $5,000 a day ($2 million a year) in royalties for public usage of the “Happy Birthday” song. They have been known to charge up to $10,000 for usage of the song in film. This is also why restaurants have their own birthday songs when you visit. (source)

 

Between 1885 and 1887 Alfred Barnard visited every working whisk(e)y distillery in Great Britain and Ireland. He went on to publish a 500 page book: “The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom,” one of the definitive texts on whisky. Two years later did the same thing for breweries. (source)

 

A software company buried a $1000 prize deep within its Terms Of Service just to see if anyone reads them. It took 5 months and 3000 sales for someone to respond. (source)

 

Dogs have 13 different blood types and can contain different combinations of each. Their first transfusion is considered a “freebie” and doesn’t have to match their specific blood type. (source)

 

Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton lookalike contest – and lost to a man. (source)

 

 

 


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  • Hazards001

    Charlie Chaplin came 3rd in the same type of contest.

    • Hazards001

      And Alfred Barnard has just inspired me to write an updated version of both his works…see you all in 4 yrs…(hic)

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    Whisky with an ‘e’ is the American spelling. If he’s drinking English whisky then the e isn’t necessary. I am an English teacher from NZ and I have to teach American English. It’s great practice and there are actually loads of differences. You don’t notice till you go somewhere that speaks “American”.

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