Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trivia Bits 14 July



American comics writer and artist Don Rico, who co-created the Marvel Comics characters Jann of the Jungle (cover Vol No 11 pictured), started his creative career in the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project during the Great Depression.

It is in the game of chess that a zugzwang would occur being the situation where one player is put at a disadvantage because he must make a move when he would prefer to pass and not move.

Canadian musician Neil Young released on April 19, 2014 his thirty fourth studio album A Letter Home which consists of covers of classic songs by artists Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot and others, was recorded in a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph vinyl recording booth at Jack White's Third Man store in Nashville, Tennessee.

Writer and model Sophie Dahl is the granddaughter of children’s author Roald Dahl who completed her first novella in 2003 entitled The Man with the Dancing Eyes.

The music synthesiser invented in 1928 by French cellist Maurice Martenot in which a keyboard controls the frequency of musical tones produced by an oscillator was known as the Ondes Martenot.

Featuring a character named Maxwell Sheffield played by Charles Shaughnessy was the 1993–1999 American television sit-com The Nanny starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish Queens native who becomes the nanny of three children from the New York/British high society.

Michaelmas is the name given to September 29, the Feast of St Stephen and all Angels and a day when magistrates are traditionally chosen.

On July 29, 1958, US President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which began operations on October 1, 1958.

The calls of the Red-throated Ant-Tanager, a noisy passerine bird native to the Caribbean, include a scolding raaah or nasal pip pik, and the song is a throaty whistled cherry quick cherry quick cherry quick cherry quick.

Also meaning sail or curtain-like partitions and animal skin that is similar to parchment, another name for the soft palate is velum.

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