Sixty Six Dinner Conversation Topics

by RandomlyFunny on June 5, 2011

Sixty six anecdotes to choose from before you go out to dinner with someone who usually has nothing to talk about.
  1. If you are right handed,  you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. If you  are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of  your mouth.
  2. To make half a kilo of  honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual  flowers
  3. Heroin is the brand name  of morphine once marketed by ‘Bayer’.
  4. Communications giant  Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik  Idestam.
  5. Tourists visiting  Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an  insult!
  6. People in nudist  colonies play volleyball more than any other  sport.
  7. Albert Einstein was  offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he  declined.
  8. Astronauts can’t belch –  there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their  stomachs.
  9. Ancient Roman, Chinese  and German societies often used urine as  mouthwash.
  10. The average person who  stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a  night.
  11. The Mona Lisa has no  eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them  off!
  12. Because of the speed at  which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse  to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
  13. The night of January 20  is “Saint Agnes’s Eve”, which is regarded as a time when a young woman  dreams of her future husband.
  14. There are over 25  million bubbles waiting to burst out of each bottle of  Champagne
  15. Google is actually the  common name for a number with a million zeros
  16. It takes glass one  million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be  recycled an infinite amount of times!
  17. The heat of peppers is  rated on the Scoville scale
  18. Gold is the only metal  that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of  years
  19. Your tongue is the only  muscle in your body that is attached at only one  end
  20. If you stop getting  thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated,  its thirst
  21. mechanism shuts  off.
  22. Each year 2,000,000  smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related  diseases.
  23. When it originally  appeared in 1886 – Coca Cola was billed as an Esteemed Brain Tonic and  Intellectual Beverage.
  24. Zero is the only number  that cannot be represented by Roman numerals
  25. Kites were used in the  American Civil War to deliver letters and  newspapers.
  26. The song, Auld Lang  Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking  country in the world to bring in the new year.
  27. For every real Christmas  tree harvested, two to three seedlings are planted in its  place.
  28. Drinking water after  eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61  percent
  29. Peanut oil is used for  cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above  450°F
  30. The Shell Oil Company  originally began as a novelty shop in London that sold  seashells
  31. The roar that we hear  when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather  the sound of blood surging through the veins in the  ear.
  32. Nine out of every 10  living things live in the ocean
  33. The banana cannot  reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of  man
  34. Airports at higher  altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air  density
  35. Fish and Chip selling  officially remained an offensive trade until 1940 due to the smell it  produces
  36. The University of Alaska   spans four time zones
  37. The tooth is the only  part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
  38. In ancient Greece ,  tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage.  Catching it meant she accepted.
  39. Do you know the names of  the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no  evil)
  40. and Mazaru(Speak no  evil).
  41. Warner Communications  paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy  Birthday.
  42. Intelligent people have  more zinc and copper in their hair.
  43. A comet’s tail always  points away from the sun
  44. The Swine Flu vaccine in  1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to  prevent
  45. Caffeine increases the  power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some  medicines.
  46. The military salute is a  motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised  their visors to reveal their identity.
  47. If you get into the  bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even  in the middle of the day.
  48. When a person dies,  hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is  sight
  49. Trivia in Roman  mythology was the goddess who haunted crossroads, graveyards and was the  goddess of
  50. sorcery and witchcraft.  She wandered about at night, and was seen only by the barking of dogs  who told of her approach.
  51. In ancient times  strangers shook hands to show that they were  unarmed
  52. Strawberries are the  only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside
  53. Avocados have the  highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred  grams
  54. It cost the soft drink  industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending  machines
  55. The moon moves about two  inches away from the Earth each year
  56. The Earth gets 100 tons  heavier every day due to falling space dust
  57. Due to earth’s gravity  it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000  meters
  58. Men’s shirts have the  buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the  left
  59. Mickey Mouse is known as  “Topolino” in Italy
  60. Soldiers do not march in  step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration  which could be sufficient to knock the bridge  down
  61. The painting that won  second place in a competition held by the US National Academy of Design  was hanging upside down when it was judged
  62. Everything weighs one  percent less at the equator
  63. For every extra kilogram  carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at  lift-off
  64. The letter  J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
  65. And last but  not least:
  66. In 2011,  July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens  once every 823 years!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chris 04.05.13 at 1:28 am

there are not 66 points. number 21 is a continuation of 20, as is 40 to number 39, 50 to 49, and point 65 is not even a point, but a lead into number 66.

2 okdaddy393 03.15.17 at 8:40 am

very funny and interesting also

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