Sunday, October 12, 2014

Trivia Bits 12 October



A zucchetto (pictured) is worn on the head and is a small, hemispherical, form-fitting ecclesiastical skullcap worn by clerics of various Catholic Church rites and used by the higher clergy in Anglicanism as well as in the Eastern Orthodox Church tradition.

In 1949, John Peter Bennett was the first Amerindian in Guyana to be ordained as an Anglican priest and canon and is noted for writing An Arawak-English Dictionary (1989) at a time when the Arawak language was thought to be near extinction in Guyana.

Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist of My Fair Lady, also co-wrote a disastrous musical version of Nabokov's Lolita with music by John Barry called Lolita, My Love originally opened in Philadelphia on February 16, 1971 in Boston later that year with the production closing before its scheduled opening at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

As an art student, Soviet painter Fyodor Pavlovich Reshetnikov was employed as an "artistic reporter" on an 1932-34 Arctic expedition aboard the doomed Chelyuskin steamship being one of the people rescued from the ice after the Chelyuskin sank on February 13, 1934.

The Book Thief a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak was made into a 2013 movie starring fellow Australian actor Geoffrey Rush and co-starred Sophie Nélisse and Emily Watson.

Comet, black moor and lionhead are types of goldfish.

The 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game was made into a 2013 feature movie of the same name starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Ben Kingsley.

Engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave featured on the Australian twenty dollar (AUD20.00) note.

It is in the Winter Olympic sport of curling that a slider shoe and a non-slider shoe is worn with the slider shoe is designed to slide and typically has a Teflon sole and the non-sliding shoe, or hack foot shoe, is worn by the thrower on the hack foot during delivery and is designed to grip.

Although Czech psychiatrist and neuropathologist Oskar Fischer made significant contributions to the description of Alzheimer's disease, his works largely remained unknown until 2008.

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