Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Trivia Bits 11 November



Brothers Colin and Jonny Greenwood are members of the English rock band Radiohead (pictured) formed in 1985 and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Japanese waraji are sandals made from straw rope that in the past were the standard footwear of the common people in Japan and were also worn by the samurai class and foot soldiers (ashigaru) during the feudal era of Japan.

The world’s largest jazz festival, The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, is held in Montreal, Canada with the first jazz festival held in 1980 featuring Ray Charles, Vic Vogel, Chick Corea and Gary Burton on the bill.

The White House Tee Ball Initiative was created by President George W. Bush to promote baseball and softball by allowing youth Tee Ball events on the grounds of the White House in 2001.

The Hallmark is the official stamp or series of marks struck on gold and silver indicating purity or fineness.

Located at the University of Chicago, the Doomsday Clock is currently set at five minutes to indicate to indicate how close the world is to nuclear war and has been maintained since 1947 by the members of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The song If Ever I Would Leave You sung by Lancelot to Guinevere that despite their unfulfilled love, he will not leave her and is the opening song of the second Act of the 1960 Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical Camelot.

When referring o the image format, the letters gif stand for graphics interchange format and is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987.

Originally Rick Jones was sidekick to superhero the Hulk and was created in 1962 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Hulk #1.

Released on Epic Records, Columbia Records in the U.S., in 1986, A Different Corner by George Michael became the first #1 in the UK singles chart to be written, sung, played, arranged and produced by the same person.

The Ghan passenger train service from Adelaide, South Australia to Darwin, Northern Territory began operating in August 1929 takes 54 hours to travel the 2,979 kms/1,851 mi with a four-hour stopover in Alice Springs.

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