Facts To Help With A Trivia Night Part 1

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Facts To Help With A Trivia Night Part 1

If you love trivia, are heading to a quiz night soon or you simply want to exercise your brain, the SAHM team have come up with 101 facts we guarantee you did not know. If you do happen to know any of this riveting yet useless information, there is only thing to say; you must be the spawn of Einstein as you’re smarter than the rest of us!


  1. After petrol, coffee is the second biggest international commerce
  2. Cellar master Dom Perignon was blind
  3. The bestselling children’s book of all time is The Tales of Peter Rabbit
  4. Felix the Cat had a girlfriend named Phyllis
  5. Thin skinned lemons are juicier than thick skinned lemons
  6. In a deck of cards the King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache
  7. St Stephen’s Day is more commonly known as Boxing Day
  8. When Anthony Hopkins played Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, he did not blink during the entire movie
  9. The world’s first test tube baby was born in 1981
  10. On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas every day


  1. Zebras are white with black stripes
  2. A group of kangaroos is called a mob
  3. Lobsters have blue coloured blood
  4. Cows have four stomachs
  5. Australian earthworms can grow up to 3m in length
  6. Under Scottish Law, the Loch Ness Monster is a protected animal
  7. Squirrels forget where they have stored half of their food
  8. Cats cannot taste sweet things
  9. Dolphins sleep with one eye open
  10. Bees have five eyesFacts To Help With A Trivia Night Part 1


  1. When translated, Spain literally means Land of Rabbits
  2. Beijing in China was formerly known as Peking
  3. The deepest ocean in the world is the Pacific Ocean
  4. South Africa has 11 official languages
  5. The first public library opened in Poland in 1747
  6. There is a hotel in Sweden made of ice that is rebuilt each year after it melts
  7. The oldest inhabited city is Damascus in Syria
  8. Eight out of the ten highest mountain ranges are found in the Himalayas
  9. The largest silver nugget found in 1894 in Aspen, Colorado, weighed 835kg
  10. For the first time on record, it snowed in the Sahara Desert in February 1979


  1. Bulletproof vests, fire escapes and laser printers were all invented by women
  2. Girls have more taste buds than boys do
  3. The heart beats faster in women than men
  4. It was customary of the women of ancient Peru to push ‘ugly’ potatoes into the face of the nearest man
  5. The first country to allow women to vote was New Zealand
  6. Men are ten times more likely to be colour blind than women
  7. Men sweat up to 40% more than women
  8. In addition to hundreds of mistresses, King Solomon had almost 700 wives
  9. The first woman to use chloroform as a method of pain relief during childbirth was Queen Victoria
  10. An increase in testosterone will make hair grow faster in men who are anticipating sex


  1. The Doors hit “Mr Mojo Risin” is an anagram of Jim Morrison, the lead singer
  2. When alive, Michael Jackson owned the rights to the anthem for US state South Carolina
  3. The first ever musical recording was the tune of Yankee Doodle
  4. Rolling Stones superstar Mick Jagger was the backup singer in Carly Simon’s hit, “You’re So Vain”, which was allegedly written about Hollywood actor Warren Beatty
  5. The most played song on the radio of all time is “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
  6. CDs read from the centre of the disc to the outer edge
  7. The copyright for the song, “Happy Birthday” cost Warner Communications USD$28 million.
  8. Bagpipes were originally made using the skin from sheep
  9. In music, a sixty-fourth note is called a hemidemisemiquaver
  10. The late Beatles lead singer, John Lennon, graced the cover of the very first edition of The Rolling Stone magazine

Stay tuned for our next instalment of Trivia Facts!

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Kelly Ninyette

Kelly Ninyette, a long time public servant, is currently on maternity leave. Kelly is a blogger, a FIFO wife and a SAHM to her 15 year old step daught...Read Moreer and one year old son. When she is not changing nappies or trying to avoid questions about algebra homework, she can be found in the kitchen cooking up a storm, at her craft desk crafting away or hiding away in the bedroom typing an article or reading a book. Read Less

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