Thursday, October 23, 2014

Trivia Bits 23 October



Published on September 8, 1998, Spencer Johnson’s motivational book was Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life (cover pictured) and is written in the style of a parable or business fable.

Royal Mail painted a post box gold to commemorate each gold medallist for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The bagel originates from Poland being traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, which is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked.

The earliest known usage of brainwashing occurred during the Korean War being was originally used to describe methodologies of coercive persuasion used under the Maoist government in China, which aimed to transform individuals with a reactionary imperialist mindset into "right-thinking" members of the new Chinese social system.

Darwin glass is a natural glass found in the found south of Queenstown in West Coast, Tasmania.

Soviet actor Pavel Luspekaev played in the 1970 classic Russian Ostern movie White Sun of the Desert with both feet amputated with the movie being blend of action, comedy, music and drama, as well as memorable quotes, made it wildly successful, achieving the status of a top cult film in Soviet and Russian culture.

Bach composed his chorale cantata Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 33 (Towards you alone, Lord Jesus Christ), on a hymn by Konrad Hubert with a melody by Paul Hofhaimer, and first performed it on 3 September 1724.

In British television detective drama Midsommer Murders, based on the books by Caroline Graham, the character Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby is played by English actor and writer John Nettles.

The first Muslim country to have a female prime minister was Pakistan when Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician and stateswoman served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1988.

Ella Maria Lani Yeich-O’Connor is now better known by her stage name of Lorde, a New Zealand singer-songwriter.

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