Fun, safe Thanksgiving table conversation topics

Pop culture, money, and animal facts will get your family talking

By Matt Austin - Anchor

ORLANDO, Fla. - A couple of fun facts to get your family talking at the Thanksgiving table.

  • It's physically impossible to lick your elbow.
  • There are 293 ways to make change of a dollar.
  • Betty Rubble was NOT inside the bottle of Flintstone vitamins until a grass roots phone campaign in 1995.
  • The only part of your body that doesn't grow is your eyes
  • The average person on Facebook has 130 friends and spends 55 minutes a day (or 14 days a year) surfing the site.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword or at least it is for the 100 people a year who choke on ballpoint.
  • Barbie's measurements if she was life-sized: 39-23-33
  • The first novel written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer."
  • The chance of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
  • Your nose and ears never stop growing, but your eyes never grow.
  • In every Seinfeld episode there is some reference, visual or spoken, to Superman.
  • The first product with a bar code scan was sold in 1974.  It was a pack of Wrigley's gum.
  • Venus is the only planet to rotate clockwise.
  • The symbol on the "pound" key is called an octothorpe.
  • There are 119 grooves around the edge of a quarter.
  • There are 118 grooves around the edge of a dime.
  • The name of "OZ" in The Wizard of Oz was thought up by the creator, Frank Baum, when he looked in his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence OZ.
  • A cow produces around 200,000 glasses of milk in its lifetime.
  • State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
  • In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand, or attempted to do so.
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

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