Thursday’s Thirteen: 13 Trivial Facts by the Number

  1. Many older typewriters do not have a separate symbol for 1 and use the lowercase ‘L’ instead
  2. ‘Skiing’ is the only word in the English language with 2 i’s next to one another
  3. The Greek Gods ruled over 3 kingdoms: the heavens, the water, and the underworld
  4. Elephants are the only species on earth that have 4 knees
  5. The 5 basic tastes are sweetsaltysourbitter, and umami.
  6. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 6 years
  7. There are 7 wonders of the ancient world, 7 continents on earth, 7 colors of the rainbow and 7 basic musical notes
  8. Our solar system has 8 planets
  9. The retrieval ship for the splashdown of Apollo 9 was the USS Guadalcanal
  10. The very first David Letterman top 10 list was aired September 18, 1985 (“The Top Ten Things That Almost Rhyme With Peas”)
  11. The School President Obama’s daughters attend has 11 armed guards
  12. The country of Belize has 12 colors in their flag
  13. A Daddy Longlegs arachnid with a 13 inch leg span was discovered in Laos

See you day-after-tomorrow for Saturday’s Softcover



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2 responses to “Thursday’s Thirteen: 13 Trivial Facts by the Number

  1. Where in the world do you find these things?? Amazing!

  2. benschwensch

    Amy—Justin must have spent hours on the computer, but did he HAVE to point out that big a daddy long-legs ? ? ? ewwwwwwwww ! ! !

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