Sunday, June 28, 2015

Trivia Bits 28 June


 Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington (pictured) is a preparation of filet steak coated with pâté, often pâté de foie gras, and duxelles, which is then wrapped in puff pastry and baked.

The official title of the 1981 Stars on 45 Medley, which names a total of 11 different songs, makes it the longest-titled song ever to make the Billboard charts in the United States with the full title being Medley: Intro Venus / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45.

The spice cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods.

With music by James Horner and lyrics by Will Jennings, My Heart Will Go On was the romantic theme song for the 1997 James Cameron movie The Titanic and was recorded by Céline Dion which was originally released in 1997 on the Titanic soundtrack album and Dion's album Let's Talk About Love, the romantic song went to number 1 all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia.

A sea fan is a form of sessile colonial cnidarian, similar to a sea pen or a soft coral, found in tropical and subtropical seawater.

The metatarsus or metatarsal bones are a group of five long bones in the foot, located between the tarsal bones of the hind- and mid-foot and the phalanges of the toes.

The Wild Duck, original Norwegian title: Vildanden, is an 1884 play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen who is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare.

The Bronx is the northern most of New York City’s five boroughs and is the only borough that is located primarily on the mainland.

In the US, on December 31, 1970, the last cigarette ad, a commercial for Virginia Slims, was aired on the Tonight Show as cigarette advertising was banned from radio and TV effective January 1, 1971.

US President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2009 for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.

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