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Old 07-17-2003, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Worthless Trivia Game

Those who know me, know that I'm a wealth of useless knowledge and am a force to be reckoned with when it comes to trivia.

My idea for this thread is for everyone to post worthless facts that they have locked away in their heads. It doesn't matter how you learned the fact, whether through job, hobby, Trivial Pursuit -- it doesn't matter what category the information falls into, Pop Culture, Science, Literature, whatever as long as it's true.

I'll start off with this:

The last episode of Leave it to Beaver was filmed 6 weeks before the assasination of John F. Kennedy.

What'ya got?
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dale evans' horse's name was buttermilk...
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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While I'm sure it's true that you're finger does hurt and technically it does qualify as useless information, I was really going for things more like this:

Pee Wee Reese's real first name was Harold.
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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George Hallas named the Bears as a "thank you" to the Cubs for letting the team play in Wrigley Field. Hallas decided on naming the team "the Bears" rather than "the Cubs" because he felt that "football players are bigger than baseball players, and Bears are bigger than Cubs."
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Old 07-17-2003, 02:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2003, 02:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Metallica's song "The Four Horsemen" was originally known as "Mechanix" when Dave Mustaine was with the band. After kicking out Mustaine, Metallica kept most of the music from the song, but changed the lyrics and extended the length of the song. Mustaine later released the original "Mechanix" on Megadeth's first CD titled "Killing is My Business ...and Business is Good!"

I'm a wasteland of useless information. I can do this all day.
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Old 07-17-2003, 02:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Good Stuff.

The Sun is 8 light minutes from the Earth. If it ever burns out, we won't know it until 8 minutes later.
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Old 07-17-2003, 02:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Spectre, that's fascinating. I love Metallica.

Here's a music one for you.

The band Cracker was originally named Camper Van Beethoven and released 2 or 3 albums under that name.
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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four out of five doctors surveyed feel that they are four out the five most surveyed doctors.

Before they were The Beatles, they were also known as "Beetles", and "Silver Beetles".
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2003, 05:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Speaking of the Beatles, the original band lineup was:

John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Pete Best
and Stuart Sutcliffe.

Stuart was John's best friend but left the band because he fell in love with Atsrid Kirchherr and went to follow her bohemian lifestyle. Pete Best was replaced with Ringo right before they hit it big.

Also, there's a movie about Stuart and his story called "Backbeat."
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Old 07-17-2003, 05:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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More music randomness. Black Sabbath was originally a blues band called "Earth." After finding out that there was another band with that name, the members needed to find a new band name. The name "Black Sabbath" was suggested by Terry "Geezer" Butler. He got the name from a Boris Karlov movie titled "Black Sabbath."
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Old 07-17-2003, 06:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Here's some mosquito trivia in honor of the fact that I was eaten alive today:

Mosquitoes are the common vector for malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever and dengue fever.

Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.

Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes.

The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.

You're more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas.
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2003, 10:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

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

"The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Wonder what it did to his liver?) That researcher also invented microwave popcorn.
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Old 07-18-2003, 12:01 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2003, 12:52 AM   #18 (permalink)
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bullshit laxative, provide some refrences, otherwise I don't believe it
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Old 07-18-2003, 06:25 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2003, 07:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Honey is the only food that never spoils.

It's actually a molecule composed of 6 carbons, 12 hydrogens and 6 oxygens.
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Old 07-18-2003, 07:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
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bullshit laxative, provide some refrences, otherwise I don't believe it
hahaha WOW, somebody's a little touchy...


Alex, the dead friend in The Big Chill whose funeral brings everyone together, was played by Kevin Costner but you never see him in the movie. All scenes with his face were eventually edited out.
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Old 07-18-2003, 08:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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If you take the outside walls of the Philadelphia Art Museum, and extend them up, all four corners will meet at a point exactly one mile above the ground.
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Old 07-18-2003, 11:02 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2003, 12:48 PM   #24 (permalink)
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harry truman's middle name was s...just s...
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Carmen Electra's real name is Tara Patrick.

That still makes me laugh.
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:17 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair.

HEY JADZIA! okay okay you'll know why I'm giggling if you read the position of the day ever!
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:22 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Two more...one for all my American friends....

The border between the USA and Canada is the world's longest at 3,987 miles.

And one just for flyman....

The banana is the world's largest HERB! hmmm maybe that urban myth about banana peels was right after all!
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:28 PM   #28 (permalink)
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There's no such thing as suction.

Example- when you think you're "sucking" on a straw to drink something, you're actually just lowering the pressure inside your mouth and the straw so that the pressure OUTSIDE your mouth (the pressure affected downward on the liquid) is pushed into it.

So, you really can't get your dick sucked- good news is, she can still blow you. lol
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Old 07-18-2003, 03:08 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, never acted again. He later went on to become a veterinarian.
He was offered a five picture contract after Willy Wonka, but turned it down.

As a matter of fact, out of all the wonka kids, Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) is the only one still acting.
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Old 07-18-2003, 03:40 PM   #30 (permalink)
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my single favorite piece of movie trivia...

The actor who starred in 1971's "The Anal Dwarf" also played an Ewok in "Return of the Jedi."
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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my single favorite piece of movie trivia...

The actor who starred in 1971's "The Anal Dwarf" also played an Ewok in "Return of the Jedi."
"The Anal Dwarf" lmao
Oh my God, that's funny!!
Thanks, DP.
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:23 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Spiderman director Sam Raimi features a shot of his first car in ALL of his movies.
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Old 07-19-2003, 12:53 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2003, 05:18 AM   #34 (permalink)
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FleetwoodMac was once a fantastic BLUES band (1964-1973)
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Old 07-19-2003, 08:44 AM   #35 (permalink)
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The presence of hair on the middle segment of the fingers is a genetically inherited trait.

On July 19 1962 the first trans-atlantic telephone call was made between London and New York via the Telstar communications satellite.
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:25 AM   #36 (permalink)
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god of thunder, why you stealing my willy wonka thunder??

willy wonka is my topic of choice.

my all time favorite movie and know just about everything about it.

i know peter personally, he is still a vet in NY

nice work though
Didn't mean to steal your thunder. The recent talk of Tim Burton re-making it caused me to look up the original on IMDB and I learned that.

Tell Peter I said hi and I still enjoy watching the movie. It's a timeless classic.


Here's one from my area of expertise then, KISS.

Of all of the members of KISS, Bruce Kulick and Tommy Thayer are the only ones to have not changed their name.

They are:
Chaim Witz = Gene Simmons
Stanley Eisen = Paul Stanley
George Peter Criscoula = Peter Criss
Paul Daniel Frehley = Ace Frehley

Paul Caravello = Eric Carr
Vincent Cusano = Vinnie Vincent
Mark Norton = Mark St. John
Bruce Howard Kulick
Eric Mensinger = Eric Singer
Tommy Thayer
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Old 07-20-2003, 06:08 PM   #37 (permalink)
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"Bleating" is a sound shared in common by calves, sheep and goats.
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Old 07-20-2003, 07:12 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Here's a fascinating bit of trivia

Two famous people who died on the toilet:

1. Elvis Presley
2. Judy Garland
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Old 07-21-2003, 06:43 AM   #39 (permalink)
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