Fooker's Pointless Trivia v3.14159 (Answers)
Where the heck did you hear that?

1. Holy cow! It would take approximate 3000 cows to produce enough leather to supply the NFL with enough footballs for one year. Interestingly, I would guess it would take the same amount of cows to give all the players a steak every week during the season.... (Don't forget to browse the official NFL web site.)

2. I hope this question didn't bug anybody. The foot is the part of the body most often bitten by insects.

3. I don't care how many times you had to type it back in tying or computers class, but the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" was not invented to teach typing. It was first used by Western Union to test telex/twx communications protocols. (And, like everyone else, Western Union has their own web site, too.)

4. Better clean out that belly-button lint, baby, because "samba" means "to rub navels together." Yeowza!

5. If you thought the earth was a soggy 70% covered with water, you'd be right.

6. Of the four sci-fi authors listed, Arthur C. Clarke played a role in the development of radar. (Watch Arthur C. Clarke's show on the Discovery Channel.)

7. Only a real space cadet should know that Venus has the longest day of any planet in the solar system, lasting approximately 243 Earth days. (Talk about a long work week that must be....) You'd also see the sun rise in the west and set in the east, because Venus spins the opposite direction of most planets.

8. Believe it or not, it is illegal to catch mice in Cleveland, Ohio, without first obtaining a hunting license. (Suddenly, a huge number of cats became unemployed....)

9. According to legend, the first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

10. Eastman Kodak is the world's largest consumer of silver. This comes from the use of silver nitrate in film processing. (And, to no one's surprise, here's the Kodak web site.)

11. The Empire State Building took about 10 million bricks to build.

12. Man is the longest living of all mammals.

13. If you guess that it takes copper and tin to make bronze, then your customers will definitely be happy. Otherwise, your life will quickly end in a Greek tragedy....

14. The highest railroad line in the world runs through the Andes Mountains in South America. And, yes, they do keep oxygen bottles handy, because the air is so thin up there. Honest!

15. Here's the real kicker. Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold? The answer is (drum roll, please)... a pound of feathers! Why? Feathers are weighed by "avoirdupois" weight, which has 16 ounces to a pound, while gold is always weighed by "troy" weight which only contains 12 ounces to a pound. I guess if you said "a trick question" you might be right, but here's the technical answer.

Man, do I feel dumb now. I wanna go home!

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