Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Trivia Bits 01 April


  • To avoid confusion with a 1960’s television show, the 2012 movie The Avengers was released in the UK under the title of Avengers Assemble.
  • Sir Toby Belch is a character in the play Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare with the first recorded performance on 2 February 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year's calendar. The play was not published until its inclusion in the 1623 First Folio.
  • The four main events in individual Olympic Women’s Gymnastics are balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars and vault.
  • The Roman Emperor Nero reigned from 54AD to 68AD, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
  • Vignoles Bridge, a cast iron bridge built and opened in 1835, is one of the 10 Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Coventry, originally spanned the Oxford Canal before being moved to its current location over the River Sherbourne in 1969.
  • Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda was the original name of the soft drink 7Up created by Charles Leiper Grigg in St. Louis with the soda being launched two weeks before the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
  • The first event in an International Decathlon competition is the 100m sprint.
  • The Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club, established by officers of the Royal Navy in 1829, was one of the first yacht clubs to be founded outside of Britain - the Singapore Yacht Club was established three years earlier.
  • With a figure rate of over 70%, the island nation of Nauru holds the record for the highest rate of obesity.
  • US author from Oregon, Sara Perry released the 2002 cook book Everything Tastes Better with Bacon which was A New York Times 2002 Notable Cookbook.

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