Here is this week's dose of Fundoo Fridays!

Have a great weekend, blogdosts :)
  • In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry said: "They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." Only a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, Perry hit the first and only home run of his career.

  • Shampoo was first marketed in the United States in 1930 by John Breck, who was the captain of a volunteer fire department.

  • At the end of the Beatles’ song "A Day in the Life," an ultrasonic whistle audible only to dogs was recorded specially by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog. No wonder your beagle loves the Beatles!

  • Apple co founder Steve Wozniak earned money in college by selling "blue boxes" to other students. A blue box attached to a pay phone created the proper signals to allow a user to make free phone calls.

  • Gorillas do not know how to swim, and they sleep about 14 hours a day.

  • Elvis Presley made only one television commercial an ad for "Southern Maid Doughnuts" that ran in 1954.

  • Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in a dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream. They remain gold when kept in a pond or in a bowl with adequate illumination.

  • Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same manner men do.

  • Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was originally an instructor of deaf children and invented the telephone to help his deaf wife and mother to hear.

  • Camel’s-hair brushes are not made of camel’s hair.They were invented by a man named Camel.

  • One alternate title that had been considered, but then discarded, for NBC’s hit Friends was Insomnia Cafe.

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10 Responses
  1. Melissa G. Says:

    I didn't know that about goldfish loosing their color!

  2. You must be really good at trivia!!!

  3. Your information about gorillas is a crass generalisation. Some of us can swim like fish.

  4. Rohan Says:

    And I can drive like Schumacher :P :P j/k

    Din know any of this ! Maybe will help me in the 10th version of KBC someday !

    Cheers :P

  5. rainboy Says:

    nice info
    thanks for sharing

  6. Bikramjit Says:

    I have come after a long time here
    and interisting info you have shared


  7. Quite a lot of discoveries for me, especially about the invention purpose of Alexander Graham Bell!

  8. Vinod R Iyer Says:

    Wow . Insomnia cafe sounds much better :D

    But still it would nt match up to Seinfeld ;)

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Cool blog!!! Stumbled upon it through the Virgin Blog.

  10. Neha Says:

    @ Melissa - Such trivia are sure fun and surprising oo :)

    @ Kelsey - I enjoy reading them but never really remember :(

    @ Gorilla - Exceptions always exist :)

    @ Rohan - It sure will :)

    @ Rainboy - :)

    @ Bikramjit - :)

    @ Bhavesh - :)

    @ Vinod - I like Friends :)

    @ Nilu - Thanks :)