Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Trivia Bits 09 June



Elvis Presley’s first ever concert was in 30 July In 1954 when a trio, billed as The Blue Moon Boys (pictured), made their first appearance at the Overton Park Shell, with Slim Whitman headlining. The Blue Moon Boys were a band formed by Elvis Presley, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. 

In Astronomy, Plediades or Plediades Cluster is better known as The Seven Sisters.

Alcohol was forbidden during rehearsals and recording of any BBC show including The Goon Show, so the cast mixed brandy with milk to conceal it and in later episodes the catchphrase Round the back for the old brandy! was used to announce the exit of a character or a musical interlude.

Edo was the name of modern day city Tokyo until it officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868.

Second string meaning replacement or backup comes from the middle ages when an archer always carried a second string in case the one on his bow broke.

The video games Wii Sports released November 2006 and Wii Sports Resorts released in June 2009 have the sports of bowling and golf in common.

Phil Spector considered the song River Deep - Mountain High, his 1966 production for Ike & Tina Turner, his best work, despite its commercial failure in the United States.

The first Europeans to discover Australia were the Dutch when in March 1606, the Dutch ship Duyfken, captained by Willem Janz, landed in far north Queensland, but left very quickly when one of the sailors was speared by an Aborigine.

The currency of Sweden is the Krona which has been the currency of Sweden since 1873.

Jerk is a style of cooking from Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice.

A gnomon is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow and the Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice inside the church of Saint Sulpice in Paris, France, built to assist in determining the date of Easter, was fictionalized as a "Rose Line" in Dan Brown’s 2003 mystery-detective novel The Da Vinci Code.

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