Weekly Facts #5

oflagThe five interlocking Olympic rings are black, blue, red, white, and yellow because at least one of these colors appears on every flag.  It has a white background and was created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1913, released in 1914, and first used at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.

 

bacteria

 

The total weight of bacteria living in the human body is around 4.4 pounds.

 

 

 

typewriter

Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard and skepticism is the longest word in which you alternate hands on every letter.  I am so glad for keyboards where you can delete with a press of a button.  I’ve worked on typewriters and they are not fun when dealing with margins and the bottles of white out. 

 

 

lol

The answers vary but the average person laughs between 10 to 15 times a day.

 

 

 

silence

In the 1920s popcorn was banned from movie theaters because it was too noisy and encouraged littering.  It was the first snack to be smuggled into theaters during the 1930s.  I would say keep the popcorn because I love it a little too much and get rid of the people who talk throughout any movie in any theater.

 

 

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