_A mile on the ocean is further than a mile on land.
Holy mackerel would include the tuna, albacore and the bonito. Not the holy part, per se, but the mackerel.
If the volcano is submerged it's an atoll.
A lobster's body has 19 parts. That's more than the puzzle I just completed.
When 10 segments or so accumulate on the end of a rattler's tail, they begin to fall off. Because of this, that is not the best way to accurately guess their age. Some have noted it is a good way, much like the rings of a tree or my uncle's stomach.
Let's get this straight. Henry Ford did not invent the automobile.
Somehow, seven elephants and bears survived the Titanic ordeal. Didn't see that in the movie.
It was burnt bread that was placed in a Roman's drink. Thus became the toast.
The first woman on an airplane was probably earlier than you think. If you said 1908, you win the luggage. But, why so early in the progression of flight? She, or a woman named Hart Berg, took a two-minute flight with Wilber Wright.
Chicken pox has nothing to do with chickens and yet, the book of Genesis mentions chickens but not the egg. Hmmm.
Smut is a fungi. To some, I'm sure it is. I do not mind it, however.
IN CLOSING: "An F in English? Bobby, you speak English." From Hank Hill to his son, Bobby, on "King of the Hill."
For years I had a weekly trivia column published in The Big E, the product I ran and wrote for Sauk Valley Newspapers. Before that I was a researcher for L.M. Boyd and his Crown Syndicate and for other syndications as well. Two of them were Sports Features Syndicate and World Features.