Saturday, June 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 Jun


Mobil logo

In the Mobil logo (pictured) the only red letter is the O with the other letters being in blue with Mobil being a major American oil company which merged with Exxon in 1999 to form ExxonMobil.

In 1865, several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, called the Ku Klux Klan.

Richard Attenborough won the Best Director Oscar for the 1982 epic biographical film Gandhi starring Ben Kingsley in the title role.

A hexagon has six sides with the name from Greek ἕξ hex, "six" and γωνία, gonía, "corner, angle".

In the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle, the dish ran away with the spoon with the rhyme may be dated back to at least the sixteenth century.

Reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Lulu sang the title song in the 1967 movie To Sir With Love British drama film, starring Sidney Poitier, that deals with social and racial issues in an inner-city school. James Clavell directed and wrote the film's screenplay, based on E. R. Braithwaite's semi-autobiographical 1959 novel To Sir, With Love.

Premiering on September 23, 2009 American television sitcom Modern Family follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family living in suburban Los Angeles.

The Trobairitz were Occitan female troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries in southern France, mostly in Provence and composed, wrote verses, and performed for the Occitan noble courts.

Small, deepsea lophiiform fishes found in tropical to temperate waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, Black seadevils are a family of anglerfish named for their baleful appearance and pitch black skin.

According to legend Damocles sat a banquet with a sword suspended over his head by a single hair.

The 12th sign of the Zodiac is Pisces with a Western superstitious belief that Pisceans are reasonable, artistic, and quiet.

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