Friday, July 31, 2015

Trivia Bits 31 July


President Hugo Chavez 

Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (pictured) once said that a podium smelt of burning sulphur after US President George W Bush had stood at it.

When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny.

As a child, American musician B.A. Rolfe was billed as The Boy Trumpet Wonder who went on to become a bandleader and significant film producer with his last production being the 15-part 1919 mystery serial, The Master Mystery, starring Harry Houdini.

In golf, a hole-in-one on a par five hole is called a condor.

Starring as the shape-shifting mutant and Charles Xavier's childhood friend and adoptive sister Raven Darkhölme / Mystique in the 2011 superhero film movie X-Men: First Class was American actress Jennifer Lawrence.

In 1939, Vern Wicklund, at the age of 13, fashioned a shred deck in Cloquet, Minnesota and the modified sled was dubbed a “bunker" by Vern and his friends then he, along with relatives Harvey and Gunnnar Burgeson, patented the very first snowboard twenty two years later.

Written by Alan Moore, the 1982 graphic novel V for Vendetta was made into the 2005 movie of the same name starring Australian-British film and stage actor Hugo Weaving as V - an anarchist freedom fighter who stages a series of terrorist attacks and attempts to ignite a revolution against the brutal fascist regime that has subjugated the United Kingdom and exterminated its opponents in concentration camps.

Scientists believe that Europa, a moon of Jupiter, could potentially host extra-terrestrial life.

Time is never time at all is the first line from The Smashing Pumpkin’s song Tonight, Tonight which was the third single and second track on the first disc from their third album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness released in April 1996.

Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong is better known as Dido, a British singer-songwriter who attained international success with her debut album No Angel in 1999.

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