Trivial Pursuit which one's are true??

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  1. meathead1512

    meathead1512 Member

    Jul 6, 2008
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    Kent UK
    Trivial Pursuit which one's are true?

    Trivial Pursuit

    Can you guess which of the following are true and which are false?

    Answers are below.

    1. Apples , not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

    2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.

    3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.

    4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

    5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart! ???

    6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.

    7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

    8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.

    9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

    10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

    11. The average housefly lives for one month.

    12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

    13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

    14. The average computer user blinks 7 tim es a minute.

    15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.

    16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

    17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

    18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.

    19 John Travolta turned down the starring roles i n 'An Officer and a Gentleman' and 'Tootsie.'

    20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State Anthem.

    21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

    22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same air plane, just in case there is a crash.

    23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburettor.& nbsp;

    24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.

    25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins. </ FONT>

    26. If colouring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

    They are ALL true ..... Now go back and think about #16!!!
  2. poohoodahoodoo

    poohoodahoodoo Member

    Jul 2, 2007
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    from snopes

    Status: False.
    Origins: Fear not. This "statistic" was not only made up out of whole cloth, it was invented as an example of the absurd things people will believe simply because they come across them on the Internet. In a 1993 PC Professional article, columnist Lisa Holst wrote about the ubiquitous lists of "facts" that were circulating via e-mail and how readily they were accepted as truthful by gullible recipients. To demonstrate her point, Holst offered her own made-up list of equally ridiculous "facts," among which was the statistic cited above about the average person's swallowing eight spiders per year, which she took from a collection of common misbeliefs printed in a 1954 book on insect folklore. In a delicious irony, Holst's propagation of this false "fact" has spurred it into becoming one of the most widely-circulated bits of misinformation to be found on the Internet.
  3. poohoodahoodoo

    poohoodahoodoo Member

    Jul 2, 2007
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    check this out then

    Yes. I am a County Medical Examiner (Coroner) in Colorado and have performed thousands of autopsies since I was licensed in 1971. A typical analysis of chemical stomach contents found in over 90% of cases shows a .018 % of insect DNA less than 90 days old. Insect parts do not seem to be digested (similar to corn), however, they remain in the large intestine for an extended period of time and eventually make their delayed way out about 90 days after being consumed. In other words, if you ask any ME (Medical Examiner) he/she will tell you that far more than 8 spiders are eaten in a life time. While we don't know how many actual spiders are consumed each month, there is a considerable amount of chemical and physical (DNA and body parts) evidence that proves the average American (or at least Colorado resident) has consumed 8-12 insects (of varying size) within the previous 90 days. One can safely assume that 90% of Colorodan's have not meant to consume this many spider-parts while awake, but have consumed them inadvertantly, through processed or natural foods, or while asleep. Furthermore, I have completely made up the above explanation, but it just goes to show you that anyone can say anything and make it sound pretty darn believable.

    Jonathon West, MD, Denver, CO, USA