# Category Archives: Trivia

## 16 Fun Facts About Shoes By The Numbers (Infographic)

This is a guest post by Paula Casey. Shoes are a major part of our lives in that they protect our feet providing comfort and support to get from point A to point B safely. They aren’t just a necessity … Continue reading

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## 50 Random Fun Facts

1. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, was the first owner of the phone number 888-888-8888. Unfortunately, he found it unusable since he received more than a hundred phone calls per day from kids playing with phones. 2. FORTY is … Continue reading

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## 10 Fun Facts About Lava Lamps (Infographic)

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## A Curious Property Of The Square Root Of 2

One day, while doing some calculations involving the square root of 2, of which you’d most likely find boring, I discovered a little curiosity involving the square root of 2 by chance. Multiply by 1, 2, 3 and so on … Continue reading

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## 101 Mathematical Trivia

1. In 1988, Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995) invented a method of beating a different rhythm with each arm–created a new composition by identifying each note in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with a number, and then playing the square root of each note. … Continue reading

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## Country Names With One Syllable

There are only five countries which have one-syllable names in the English language. Can you name these countries?

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