In no particular order, here are some trivial tidbits:
- Spinal Tap’s amps aren’t the only things that go to 11 – Earthquakes can measure 11 or higher on the Richter scale, which has no upper limit.
- In Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick,” Captain Ahab’s peg leg was made of ivory from the jawbone of a whale.
- There are 225 spaces on a Scrabble board.
- Long before “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) earned a living writing and designing ads for Standard Oil.
- Thin Mints are the best selling Girl Scout cookie.
- The 1942 Rose Bowl was held in Durham, N.C.
- Charlton Heston’s real-life son portrayed the infant Moses in move “The Ten Commandments.”
- An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.