Thursday, October 29, 2015

Trivia Bits 29 October


King James IV of Scotland

King James IV of Scotland (pictured) once used Mingarry Castle, situated a mile south-east of the small village of Kilchoan in Lochaber, Scotland, as a stronghold for fighting off clan Donald in the late 15th century.

In music, an intermezzo is a composition which fits between other musical or dramatic entities, such as acts of a play or movements of a larger musical work.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento is better known as Pelé who in 1999 was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

Jamaican-born English antiquary, satirical poet and Member of Parliament George Ellis accompanied England's Earl of Malmesbury to France in 1796 as a member of the peace negotiations.

Formerly used for surveillance and now often used for advertising, the Blimp is an airship without an internal structural framework or a keel and relies on the pressure of the lifting gas, usually helium, inside the envelope and the strength of the envelope itself to maintain its shape.

General Gnassingbé Eyadéma was president of Togo, a country in West Africa, for 37 years from 1967 until his death in 2005.

The abbreviation for the word folio is FOL and refers to a book or pamphlet made up of one or more full sheets of paper, on each sheet of which four pages of text are printed, two on each side; each sheet is then folded one time to produce two leaves.

The Black Forest mountain range is in the southwest of Germany and in ancient times was known as Abnoba mons, after the Celtic deity, Abnoba, in Roman times it was given the name Marciana Silva - Marcynian Forest, from the Germanic word marka = border.

Country-comedian and Hee Haw star Archie Campbell's childhood home has been preserved as a "tourism complex and museum" in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.

A piano composition in the style of an improvisation is called a toccata, from the Italian toccare meaning to touch, featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered or otherwise virtuosic passages or sections.

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