Monthly Trivia Archives: January 2011

Week of January 30 – Phobias

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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.

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Week of January 16 – Averages

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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.

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Week of January 2: All about BEES

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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.

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