Top 10 Trivia with Jack DeRue

Greetings! Jack DeRue here, your hunter of hard facts, ready with another bout of trivia …

1. Ninety percent of people have an innie belly button.

2. Phone chargers are the most common thing left behind in hotel rooms. Dirty underwear is in second place.

3. The average office worker spends about 50 minutes a day looking for something.

4. The cost of having a dog through its lifetime is about $6,400.

5. Each week men spend 25 more minutes on the toilet than women.

6. You will eat about 35,000 cookies in your lifetime.

7. Raindrops fall at a speed of 17 miles an hour.

8. Bananas are curved because they grow toward the sun.

9. Astronaut ice cream has never been taken into space.

10. Thomas Edison proposed to his second wife in Morse code.

Stay inquisitive, my trivial friends!

• Jack DeRue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at

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