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Top 10 Trivia

Jack DeRue
Jack DeRue

Greetings! Jack DeRue here, your prognosticator of the preposterous, ready with another session of ALL TRUE trivia, with the exception of one fictitious fact ...

1. The lowest temperature in the world was minus 128.6 Fahrenheit (without wind chill) in Vostok Station, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.

2. More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.

3. No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationary.

4. Blackbird, a chief of the Omaha Indians, was buried sitting on his favorite horse.

5. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

6. Helen Keller could identify friends by their personal odors.

7. Underwater, you can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from 2 miles away.

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

9. Ten percent to 20 percent of power outages in the U.S. are caused by squirrels.

10. A swarm of 20,000 bees followed a car for two days because their queen was trapped inside.

Stay inquisitive, my trivial friends!

• Jack De Rue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at jackderue1@gmail.com.

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