Useless Knowledge Recap
by AJ Silver
posted May 10 2013 4:50PM
Q: What was different about the Mountain Dew bottles in the late 1960’s?
A: In the late 1960's, Mountain Dew bottles featured a hillbilly on them. These are now collector items worth five to ten dollars.
Q: Where did we get the Popsicle?
A: The Popsicle was invented by 11 year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. He left his drink outside with a stir stick in it and he noticed that it had frozen. He applied for a patent in 1923 and named it "Epsicle." The name was later changed to Popsicle.
Winner: Kelly Dillon
Q: What is special about some of the dolphins that live in the amazon?
A: Some of them are pink.
Q: What caused spinach consumption to go up by 33% in 1931?
A: It happened right after the Popeye comic strip was launched.
Q: Why didn’t Shaggy on Scooby Doo eat meat in the early cartoons?
A: Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo." Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show.