Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Trivia Bits 24 June


Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel 

In 1938 Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel (pictured) sold all rights to the comic-strip character Superman to their publishers for $130.

The last thing to happen is the ultimate, the next-to-last is the penultimate and the second-to-last is the antepenultimate.

Farm raised domesticated turkeys cannot fly but wild turkeys can fly for short distances at up to 55 miles per hour and can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.

The ubiquitous 'black box' flight recorder in every airliner in the world was invented in Australia by David Warren of the Aeronautical research laboratories in 1958.

With three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, the dormant volcano Mount Kilimanjaro is in the African country of Tanzania and the is highest free-standing mountain (i.e., not part of a mountain range) in the world at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level.

The largest species of all living sea turtles is the Leatherback and is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans, and its range extends well into the Arctic Circle.

Rio de la Plata is an estuary on the border of Argentina and Uruguay and is formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River.

Six pockets are on a standard snooker table one at each corner and one at the centre of each of the longest side cushions which are around 86 mm (3.5 in), though high-class tournaments may use slightly smaller pockets to increase difficulty.

A cat's arching back is part of a complex body language system, usually associated with feeling threatened as the arch is able to get so high because the cat's spine contains nearly 60 vertebrae which fit loosely together.

Kevin Keegan is best known for playing over 200 games with English soccer club Liverpool in the 1970’s and made his England debut on 15 November 1972 in a 1–0 World Cup qualifying win over Wales.

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