Thursday, August 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 August


  Chess Broadway Poster

The 1980’s hit song One Night in Bangkok was by the British actor and singer Murray Head (verses) and Swedish singer and songwriter Anders Glenmark (choruses) on the 1984 concept album for the musical Chess (Broadway poster pictured) with music composed by former ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and lyrics by Tim Rice and Ulvaeus.

A woman in her twenties with a photographic memory and poor social skills, Lisbeth Salander, is one of the main characters in the three book series Millennium by Swedish author Steig Larsson with the three novels better known as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2006) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (2007).

The American's Creed was written by William Tyler Page in 1917 as an entry into a patriotic contest, and was adopted as a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives April 3, 1918.

In 1931, The Exile became the first African American talking film, a semi-autobiographical film about a Black rancher in South Dakota, with elements of interracial romance and some nightclub scenes set in Chicago.

The social media of Facebook secretly undertook in 2012 an emotional experiment on some its users unbeknown to the users.

American pop/rock band The Monkees who were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968, the musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones.

Isaac Newton was so unhappy with the 1707 publication of his Arithmetica Universalis, he considered buying all the copies of the first edition so he could destroy them.

Essos is the fictional continent featured in the TV series Game of Thrones with much of the fictional history of Essos relating to Valyria, a city located on a peninsula in southern Essos and the origin of House Targaryen.

Wai-Wai is a popular noodle-like snack in Nepal, Sikkim and in northern parts of West Bengal.

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