Friday, September 25, 2015

Trivia Bits 25 September


Queen innuendo cover

Featured as the twelfth and final track on their 1991 album Innuendo (cover pictured), the song The Show Must Go On by the British rock band Queen was written by guitarist Brian May, and is about lead singer Freddie Mercury's desire to continue making music even as his health was deteriorating.

Barbers at one time combined shaving and haircutting with bloodletting and pulling teeth hence the white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber pole represent the bandages used in the bloodletting.

The U.S. National Arboretum, the new D.C. Convention Center, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Corcoran Gallery of Art are all located on or near New York Avenue in Washington, D.C.

The city of Ulan Bator or Ulaanbaatar is the capital and the largest city in the country of Mongolia, is the centre of Mongolia's road network and is connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system.

The Russian victory at Molodi in 1572 put a stop to the northward expansion of the Ottoman Empire into present-day Russia.

The poems of German poet and writer Richard Dehmel were set to music by composers like Richard Strauss, Max Reger, Arnold Schönberg and Kurt Weill, or inspired them to write music.

Wedge Antilles, portrayed by Scottish actor and director Denis Lawson, is a supporting character in the film franchise Star Wars and was a starfighter pilot for the Rebel Alliance, and founded Rogue Squadron with his friend Luke Skywalker.

Lennie Small is the main character in the novel Of Mice and Men written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck in 1937 and tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States.

Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa were the drivers place first, second and third in the 2015 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix.

On September 21, 2005, passengers aboard JetBlue Airways Flight 292 were able to watch their own malfunctioning aircraft circle Los Angeles International Airport on the satellite television screens at each seat until the flight crew disabled the system in preparation for the aircraft's successful emergency landing.

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