Real Estate Aside...some Fun Facts

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Taking a break from real estate, here's some interesting and slightly strange facts:

  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar
  • No word in the English language rhymes with ORANGE, SILVER or PURPLE
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur
  • Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer
  • A dragonfly has an average lifespan of just 24 hours
  • A dime has 118 ridges around its edge
  • John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles

Okay...back to work!!

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Steve Prewitt
RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Inc.
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Comments (6)

JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate
Excellent group of facts my friend. I will see what if anything I can do to help you're crusade to prepare people for trivial pursuit.
Dec 20, 2007 03:11 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Thanks...In the words of "Barney Fife" - trivial trivialities! 293 ways to make change for a dollar....Someone must have been a Realtor to figure that one out!
Dec 20, 2007 03:14 AM
Scott R. Turner
CENTURY 21 Broadhurst - Myrtle Beach, SC
Everything We Touch Turns to SOLD!!
Steve, you are right you do need to get back to work. So do I. Thanks for the needed brake.
Dec 20, 2007 03:27 AM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Hi Steve,  Amazing facts... Thanks for the break! :)
Dec 20, 2007 03:41 AM
Jim Albano
Prudential Damiano Realty - Little Falls, NJ
Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate

Did you actually count the ridges to be sure?

Thanks for the info, I'll quiz my brother in-law (who knows tons of useless facts) over the holiday's to see how many he knows.


Dec 20, 2007 03:45 AM
Joeann Fossland
Advantage Solutions Group - Tucson, AZ
Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents
And where does one find this sort of information??? I am so bad a trivia!!!
Dec 20, 2007 03:49 AM