Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Trivia Bits 02 September


jughead jones hot dog

In the Archie comic book series, Jughead Jones’ white sheepdog is called Hot Dog (pictured). Jughead first appeared in Pep Comics No 22 in December 1941.

Presented and written by popular historian Tom Holland, the 2011 BBC British documentary programme Dinosaurs, Myths and Monsters speculates that the Cyclopes, the one-eyed giants of Greek mythology, may have been inspired by elephant skulls.

Brothers Dean and Sam Winchester feature in the 2005 American supernatural drama television series Supernatural starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester.

The Witchcraft Suppression Act of 1957 makes it illegal to call another person a wizard in South Africa and prohibits various activities related to witchcraft, witch smelling or witch-hunting.

The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.

Two of the Russian Peresvet-class battleships salvaged by the Japanese after the end of the Russo-Japanese War were incorporated into the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1905.

Harare is the capital of the African country of Zimbabwe, a landlocked country located in southern Africa.

The Kharosthi script was in use from the middle of the 3rd century BC until around the 3rd century AD in ancient Northwest India.

Captain Jack Harkness is a fictional character played by John Barrowman in Doctor Who and its spin-off series, Torchwood which is British science fiction television programme following the exploits of a small team of alien hunters, who make up the Cardiff branch of the fictional Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials

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