Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Trivia Bits 14 October


 Ernie's Work of Art

Of the hundreds of Sesame Street picture books illustrated, a 1979 children's book written by Valjean McLenighan and illustrated by Joe Mathieu, Ernie's Work of Art (pictured) is one of the few with voice bubbles.

In Greek mythology, Rhea was the mother of Zeus.

Car manufacturer Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) was founded in Italy in 1899 by a group of investors, including Giovanni Agnelli and during its more than century-long history, Fiat has also manufactured railway engines and carriages, military vehicles, farm tractors, and aircraft.

The largest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus which makes up a large portion of the shape and appearance of the hips with its most powerful action is to cause the body to regain the erect position after stooping.

Adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band commonly called a lap-band, is a form of weight loss surgery which does not cut into or remove any part of the digestive system and was first used at the end of the 1970's.

Although the refrain to Neil Diamond’s classic song Sweet Caroline, released as a single on September 16, 1969, is well known the lesser known opening lines are Where it began, I can’t begin to knowin’.

Formed in 1901, the City of London Yeomanry was a regiment of the British Territorial Army which served at various times as a cavalry, infantry, artillery, anti-aircraft, and armoured unit, and in 2009, merged with The Essex Yeomanry to form The Inns of Court & City and Essex Yeomanry (ICCEY).

Australian singer Delta Goodrem released in 2004 the single Out of the Blue from her second album Mistaken Identity released in Australia on 8 November 2004, a day before Goodrem's twentieth birthday.

Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes, born in 1485 in Medellin, Spain, initially studied law but left university to sail in 1504 for Santo Domingo to make fortunes in the Americas.

Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body and if the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.

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