There is nothing trivial about trivia if you are an enthusiast of amusing yet useless information
Ilove a bit of trivia, and recently I was sent an excellent book called 1423 QI Facts To Bowl You Over. If you are a fan of delightful, quirky and amusing but otherwise completely useless information, then I highly recommend it.
Now, because I enjoyed it so much, I thought I would share some of the most interesting facts I found with you, as well as my thoughts on each:
*The film Fifty Shades Of Grey was banned in Cambodia because it depicted “insane romance”.
Also, I believe, because it was written very, very badly – most notably the line, “My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves.”
*Tolstoy, after a long night, once wrote in his diary, “I’ve fallen in love, or imagine I have. Went to a party and lost my head. Bought a horse which I don’t need at all.” I feel you, Tolstoy, I feel you. *In 2017, Doris Day discovered she was two years older than she actually was. I bet she wasn’t all que sera, sera about that.
*Ostentation Funk is a Brazilian musical genre that celebrates the middle- class lifestyle. Hits include ‘Rocking Our Aldi Ski Wear’ and ‘ We’re In A Wine Club’.
* IKEA sofas have Swedish names, its rugs have Danish names, and its beds have Norwegian names…
And no-one in any of those countries knows how to put them together.
* Schnapsidee is German for an ingenious plan concocted while drunk.
Who knew? Turns out I am an expert in Schnapsidee…
*Kindergarten children in Alaska are taught how to slaughter a moose…
It’s a long way from “Let’s make finger puppets” isn’t it?
*It is illegal in Sweden to name a child “Verandah”.
What a shame it is not illegal to name any child “Vejonica”, anywhere – yes, that is a real name.
*Posh baby names suggested by Tatler magazine include Barclay, Uxurious, Mao and Npeter (the N is silent).
Other names also include Willard, Raoul and Ptosser (the P is silent).
*Britons use the winking emoji twice as much as any other emoji.
They also use the nudge, nudge, wink, wink, “Oops I’m a naughty boy, Nanny” emoji more than any other.
And finally, for no other reason than to hopefully bring you some joy…
*A group of ladybirds is called a “loveliest”.
“Britons use the winking emoji twice as much as any other emoji. They also use the nudge, nudge, wink, wink, ‘Oops I’m a naughty boy’ emoji more than any other”