I got this bit of trivia from the underside of my Diet Snapple lid. Snapple always puts what it calls a “Real Fact” on the flip side of the lid. That’s where I read that a duck’s quack doesn’t echo. I’m skeptical about that. I keep meaning to get a duck and stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon to put the Real Fact to the test. I’ll yell, “Hello!” and we’ll hear, “Hello hello hello.” Then, of course, I’ll yell, “Echo!” and we’ll hear, “Echo echo echo!” And then I’ll squeeze the duck, and it will say, “Quack!” And we better hear “……………………” or I’m going to have to speak very sternly to the Snapple people. Very sternly, indeed.
You can read more Snapple Real Facts here. We can discuss them tonight while we all stand under the moon. See you there.
Speaking of trivia-related group activities, I’m sad to say that we missed our chance to jointly celebrate National Escargot Day, which was on May 24. It’s probably for the best. Snails are on my bad side after one rolled around on my new skirt recently. By next May 24, I’ll probably have gotten over that, so put the holiday on your 2010 calendar.
UPDATED TO ADD: I can’t believe I published this without reminding you of Peter Cook’s “Interesting Facts” skit, which I previously posted here. If you haven’t already seen it, drop everything and watch it now. It’s worth it just to see John Cleese laugh.