Saturday, June 27, 2015

Trivia Bits 27 June


Indiana Jones

Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr or Indiana Jones (pictured) suffers from ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes, and comes from the Greek words "ophis" (ὄφις) which refers to snakes and "phobia" (φοβία) meaning fear.

Comprising the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, The Southern Ocean separates Antarctica from Australia and is generally taken to be south of 60°S latitude and encircling Antarctica.

For Stephen King's 1983 American psychological horror/thriller film Cujo, five St. Bernards were used, one mechanical head, and an actor in a dog costume to play the title character.

In heraldry and coming from Latin, a small circle is referred to as an annulet from the Latin annul (us) ring.

19th century photographer Napoleon Sarony reportedly paid stage actress Sarah Bernhardt 1500USD to pose for his camera which would be equivalent to more than 20,000USD today.

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket with a finals tournament held every four years, with Australia holding the current record of five wins since the series inception in 1975.

Makhir of Narbonne was a Babylonian-Jewish scholar who settled in Narbonne, France at the end of the 8th century, and his descendants were leaders of the local Jewish community who bore the title of nasi (prince).

Russian native Emilio Kosterlitzky, known as the Mexican Cossack, spoke nine languages, jumped ship in Venezuela, fled to Mexico where he fought in the Apache Wars and in the Mexican Revolution, and eventually became an undercover operative for the U.S. government during World War I.

Charles Schepens, an influential ophthalmologist and regarded by many in the profession as the father of modern retinal surgery, was also a leader in the World War 2 Nazi resistance movement in France.

In 1876, Edward Bouchet became the first black American to earn a Ph.D. from an American university completing his dissertation in physics at Yale in 1876.

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