Saturday, May 2, 2015

Trivia Bits 02 May


 Henry Cavendish

British scientist and experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist Henry Cavendish (pictured)  discovered the existence of the chemical element Hydrogen documents in a 1766 paper On Factitious Airs with Antoine Lavoisier later reproducing Cavendish's experiment and giving the element its name.

American crime drama television series Lie to Me originally ran from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2011 with Dr. Cal Lightman, played by English actor and film director Tim Roth, and his colleagues in The Lightman Group accept assignments from third parties, commonly local and federal law enforcement, and assist in investigations, reaching the truth through applied psychology: interpreting microexpressions, through the Facial Action Coding System, and body language.

In the nursery rhyme Simple Simon, he was hoping to catch a whale when he went a-fishing and possibly appearing in an Elizabethan chapbook and in a ballad, Simple Simon's Misfortunes and his Wife Margery's Cruelty, from about 1685.

Tycho is a prominent lunar impact crater located in the southern lunar highlands, named after the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601).

American television, film and voice actor Lee Majors is an, best known for his as Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man from 1973 to 1978 and is about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI (Office of Scientific Intelligence).

The Liberal Party of Australia is Australia's largest conservative party, formed by Robert Menzies in 1944–5 from existing conservative groups.

Airing from March 26, 1989 to May 5, 1993, Quantum Leap is an American television series created by Donald P. Bellisario, and starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a quantum physicist from the near future who becomes lost in time following a time travel experiment, temporarily taking the places of other people to put right what once went wrong.

Oenology is the science and study of wine and wine making and the word oenology derived from the Greek οἶνος - oinos, wine, and the suffix -λογία, -logia, study of.

To balbutiate is to stutter or stammer.

The capital of Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is Vientiane with the main international airports being Vientiane's Wattay International Airport and Luang Prabang International Airport with Pakse International Airport also having a few international flights.

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