Friday, January 30, 2015

Trivia Bits 30 January


Eric “The Eel” Moussambani

Eric “The Eel” Moussambani (pictured), a swimmer from Equatorial Guinea, competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and before coming to the Olympics, Moussambani had never seen a 50 m (160 ft) long Olympic-size swimming pool taking up swimming only eight months before the Olympics practicing in a lake in Malabo.

Becoming one of the most recognisable tunes, in part because of its place at the beginning of Saturday Night Fever, "Stayin' Alive" is a disco song by the Australian group the Bee Gees and written by the Bee Gees (Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb) which upon release on 13 December 1977 climbed the charts to hit the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of 4 February 1978, remaining there for four weeks.

In French composer Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, Carmen works in a factory making cigarettes.

The South American Bauru sandwich originated in Brazil with the traditional recipe calls for cheese, usually mozzarella, melted in a bain-marie, slices of roast beef, tomato and pickled cucumber in a French bun with the soft inner part removed.

The comic character Snoopy plays shortstop in baseball in the Peanuts comic strip.

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner better known by the stage name Sting is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist and is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the pioneering new wave rock band The Police and for his influential subsequent solo career.

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was mother to Queen Elizabeth II.

SS Principessa Jolanda the largest Italian ocean liner built up to that time, capsized in 1907 while being launched and was declared a total loss.

The larvae of the terrestrial Sri Lankan (Ceylon) caecilian have gills and a tail fin developing in water and then grow to about 23 to 40 cm (9.1 to 15.7 in) long and resemble a large earthworm.

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