Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Trivia Tuesday


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The names of all the continents end with the same letter with which they start:
Africa
America
Antartica
Asia
Australia
Europe

. . . unless you're relying on a different model of continent classification:


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The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life".


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John Lennon’s first girlfriend, 1957-1958, was a girl by the name of Thelma Pickles.

A couple of years after she and John Lennon split she dated Paul McCartney and, later again following a marriage and divorce, lived with and then married Liverpool poet Roger McGough who was in the band The Scaffold with Paul's brother Mike.

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Although babies are not born with bone kneecaps, they do have kneecaps. They are made of cartilage and ossify (harden) into bone between ages 2 and 6.

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Most airlines have the pilot and co-pilot eat different meals in case of contamination, so that hopefully at least one won't became ill.

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In Britain during the 1830's and 1840's, mummy “unwrapping” parties were popular. Wealthy tourists traveling to Egypt would bring back a mummy and invite friends over to witness the unwrapping, followed by refreshments. 

In the late 19th century, millions of human mummies were used as fuel for locomotives in Egypt where wood and coal was scarce, but mummies were plentiful.

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The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.

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  3. Bert and Ernie were NOT named after the characters in It's a Wonderful Life. A quick Google search of the phrase "bert and ernie sesame street it's a wonderful life" will also disprove the myth. Additional sources:

    Borgenicht, David. Sesame Street Unpaved. New York: Hyperion, 1998.

    Cox, Stephen. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Memory Book. Nashville: Cumberland House, 2003.

    This is not an attack. This is just my friendly attempt to stop this myth. It's just not true.

    Respectfully,
    -IAWLFAN

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  4. The above comments are right and I stand corrected:
    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Are_Bert_and_Ernie_named_after_characters_from_It%27s_a_Wonderful_Life%3F

    Thanks amigo

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