Sunday, November 07, 2010

Wierd Trivia

After debating the issue for five minutes in 2009, the Common Council in Madison, Wisc., voted to make the pink plastic flamingo its official city bird.

Hang gliding is banned at national parks in Ethiopia to prevent stampedes. Antelopes often mistake the contraptions for vultures.

Real names of some fictional characters:

"Comic Book Guy" on The Simpsons: Jeff Albertson
Policeman in Monopoly: Edgar Mallory
Shaggy from Scooby-Doo: Norville Rogers
The Professor on Gilligan's Island: Roy Hinkley

--All of these bits of trivia can be found in the latest edition (Nov.-Dec. 2010) of Mental Floss magazine.

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