Monthly Trivia Archives: January 2011
Acrophobia*: Fear of heights
Arachnophobia**: Fear of Spiders
Batrachophobia: Fear of frogs and toad
Keraunophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning
Laliophobia: Fear of talking
Misophobia: Fear of dirt
Phasmophobia: Fear of ghosts
Scoleciphobia: Fear of worms
Telephonophobia: Fear of the telephone
Venustraphobia: Fear of beautiful women
*By the way, I (Sue) am very afraid of heights!
** Joey is TERRIFIED of spiders.Leave a comment
The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
An average beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
Average calories burned daily by the sled dogs running in Alaska’s annual Iditarod race: 10,000.
An average pig squeals at a range from 100 to 115 decibels.Leave a comment
Bees can’t fly in the rain.
Female bees work outside gathering pollen and nectar. Male bees do all their work inside the hive.
A busy hive can make up to 2 pounds of honey in a day.
Bees like blue and purple flowers best.
Bees can tell other bees the direction and distance of pollen and nectar by the way they move their bodies – It’s called the “waggle” dance.
Bees aren’t very speedy. They can only fly about 15 miles per hour.Leave a comment