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A collection of interesting trivia from around the world and your own backyard

by Charles Rempel

  • Actor Matthew Broderick's favorite dirty joke is even filthier when translated into German.

  • Since 1825, the United States of America has sent a man to the moon every year except 1938, the year the moon was closed for repairs.

  • Five of the last ten ex-Presidents no longer have to breathe.

  • The human knees have no actual moving parts; the appearance of movement is really an illusion.

  • Actor John Leguizamo's last name, "Leguizamo," is French for "the guizamo."

  • The sexy women in matching outfits in the Robert Palmer video "Addicted to Love" were actually in fact really sexy women.

  • If you write "Los Angeles" backwards and replace the "a" with a "y," you get "selegny sol."

  • The record for "longest nose hair connecting two people" is 34 1/2 inches, by a Dutch couple in 1973.

  • St. Patrick's Day actually honors St. Bartholomew, whose friends called him "Pat."

  • Fifteen-year-old Michelle Atkinson of Duluth, Minnesota, doesn't think her parents know about the pack of Marlboro Lights she has hidden in her nightstand. She is mistaken.

  • A blue jay can only fly when no one is watching.

  • The #1 movie rental in Portugal for the year 2000 was "Dunston Checks In," followed by the sex tape made by actress Pamela Anderson and her husband, rocker Tommy Lee.

  • The 1967 movie "Bonnie and Clyde" was loosely based on the friendship of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and the Harlem Globetrotters.

  • During the autopsy after his death, it was discovered that Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov had ten toes, but not all on one foot.


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