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The Story Behind The Story: Let's Talk Trivia...


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist


Did you know...that former presidents cannot drive themselves on public roads?  This was a result of JFK's assassination.  President Johnson was the last one to drive himself on a public road.



Did you know...the time difference between 1918 to 1970 is equal to the time difference between 1970 and today?
Did you know...We used to have nine planets?  In 2006 the smallest and farthest away planet was demoted, leaving our solar system with only eight planets.
Did you know...There are no living five-star generals/admirals and probably never will be again?  There are disputes as to how many five-star generals/admirals there have been in the past, but everyone agrees on these men from WWII - Generals Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, MacArthur; Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, King.  George Washington was awarded the five-star status posthumously.
Did you know...that the royal family of England is actually German?  Until WWI their family name was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.  They changed the name to Windsor during WWI to sound more English.  About that time, the official language spoken in the royal houses was changed from German to England.
Did you know...there are 59 countries in Africa.  Fifty-six of these countries are on the American government's list of "not recommended for travel." 
Did you know there is a city and several bodies at the bottom of Lake Meade, outside of Las Vegas?  Because of the draught and receding water lines out west, many unexpected items are being found at the bottom of several lakes.
Did you know...First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's maiden name was Roosevelt?  Eleanor married a distant cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Did you know...The first toilet ever shown on television was in Leave It to Beaver's bathroom?
Did you know...Walmart will be hiring only 44,000 seasonal workers this year?  Usually, they hire 100,000.
Did you know...The former Queen of England had a staff of 1,200?
Did you know...The first married couple to sleep in the same bed on television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone?  Even if a couple were married in real life they could not sleep in a double bed.  Later, that rule was changed, and they could "be" in the same bed IF one of them had one foot firmly on the floor.
Did you know...The largest corporate land holder in the United States is McDonalds?  It is said that McDonald's is a real estate company which happens to sell burgers.
Did you know...that former First Lady Barbara Bush's secret service code name was "canned peas?"
Did you know...that five of the main characters from Hogan's Heroes were really German Jews, four of whom escaped the Nazis.  The fifth, LeBeau, spent three years in a concentration camp where every member of his family died.
Did you know...that in the movie Gone with the Wind there was public uproar when Clark Gable said to Scarlette, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn?"  It was the first time someone cursed in the major motion picture.
Did you know...King Charles of England has someone to squeeze the toothpaste onto his toothbrush?  He also requires that his shoelaces and pajamas be ironed every day.
Did you know...there are 21 counties in New Jersey?  Many of the streets in Gloucester City (west of Broadway) are named after the counties.
Did you know...that before John Wilkes Booth shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, his brother, Edwin, saved the life of Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln?  It happened in Jersey City when Lincoln attempted to board a train but the train started moving causing Lincoln to start falling into the space between the train and the platform.  Booth grabbed Lincoln by the collar and pulled him back to the platform before he was hurt.