There is quite a bit of fun trivia you can find about different things.
For example, there is fun trivia that relates to different jobs. Do you
know what a turnbooch is? That was a lowly job in a kitchen of a young boy
whose job it was to turn the spit on which the meat was roasting. Not only
was this a boring job, but it was hot as well. Do you know what a Petardier
is? He had a very dangerous job. It was his job to attach the bomb to the
castle gates when the kingdom was under fire by enemy warriers. Not only
did he risk being killed by the enemy, he also risked being killed by the
bomb (called a petard) if he did not get away quick enough. Do you know
where musketeers got their name? They were the soldiers who stood at close
range, holding a musket to fire at their enemies, thus the name musketeers.
Back in the old days, dogcatchers were called knockknobblers. Their job
was not one to be envied. Being bitten by a dog back then was often fatal.
Many people enjoy fun trivia about…other people! Did you know Frances
Perkins was the first woman to hold a cabinet position in the United States
government? She helped enact both the Social Security Act and the Fair Labor
Standards. Did you ever wonder who came up with the term “computer
bug?” It was Grace Hopper. She came up with the term when she found
a moth in a room-sized computer back in the 1940s.
Still longing for more fun trivia? How about a few facts about television
animals? The name of Diane’s cat on Cheers was Elisabeth. Who was
the owner of the famous talking horse, Mr. Ed? It was Wilbur Post. Murray
was the dog owned by Jaime and Paul on Mad About You and Tiger was the name
of the Brady’s dog.