Saturday, October 24, 2009

Trivia about Candy

>  It takes an average of 252 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Source: recent Purdue University study.
>  Every day Tootsie Roll Industries produces 16 million Tootsie Pops.
>  Nearly 9 billion pieces of candy corn are produced annually.
Halloween is responsible for 3/4 of the annual sales of candy corn.
There are about 1,600 candy manufacturng companies in the United States. But just 2 manufacture 15 of the top 20 selling chocolate candy bars - Hershey and Mars. 
>  The most popular Halloween candy is Snickers fun-size bars.
>  93% of children in the U.S. go "trick or treating."
>  There are 22 M&M colors.
>  M&Ms are the most popular chocolate candy in the U.S. with annual sales of $425 million.
>  Prohibition was a ripe time for introducing new candy bars. Between 1920 and 1930 these new candy bars were introduced: Baby Ruth, Oh Henry, Mounds, Milky Way, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Mr. Goodbar, Butterfinger and Snickers. Source: Inc magazine.
I need my chocolate fix - quick, throw me a peanut M&M.

Pertinent quote: "I’ve been married a long time … and I’m just starting to scratch the surface of what women really want. I don’t know, but the answer probably lies somewhere between chocolate and conversation." - Mel Gibson     If you had known the correct answer was “chocolate," Mel, you might not have gotten that divorce.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Really Useful Trivia

Want to open a window that is stuck because of paint? Simple fix. Just run a pizza cutter along the crack.

Not so Trivial Trivia
Do you have difficulty swallowing pills? Follow these simple steps:
Sit or stand upright.
Take a sip of water before you take your pill. A moist mouth will help the pill go down more easily. Also, take a few sips with and after each pill.
Swallow only one pill at a time.
Do not throw your head back when you take your pill. This can increase your risk for choking.

Health Trivia
Want to get a good night’s sleep? Then do not talk on your cell phone before you go to bed.
Source: A University of Zurich study found that exposing people to the electromagnetic fields from cell phones altered their brain waves during sleep … resulting in sleep disturbances.

Really Trivial Quotes
“An amazing invention – but who would ever want to use one?” - Rutherford B. Hayes, President, who made a call from Washington to Pennsylvania with Alexander Graham Bell’s new telephone patented in 1876

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” - David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

“I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.” - Gary Cooper, turning down the leading role in "Gone With the Wind."

“We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” – statement by Decca Recording Co. in 1962 rejecting the music of the Beatles.

Trivia Questions
Q. What are lentigines? A. Freckles. And here I thought it meant – I let my girlfriend borrow my denims.

Q. In ancient Rome, by law prostitutes had to do what? It’s not what you’re thinking.
A. They had to dye their hair blond or wear a blond wig. That probably inspired the phrase, “Blondes have more fun.”

Q. Why did pirates wear earrings?
A. They believed it would improve their eyesight.