Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Trivia Bits 24 November



A cuttie-stool (pictured), or cutty-stool, is the Lowland Scots name for a three legged stool that was thrown by Jenny Geddes at the Dean of St Giles High Kirk, in protest at the introduction of Anglican style prayer books in 1637.

The terms dinosaur-dig, pepper and floater are used in the sport of Volleyball.

With headquarters in Washington, D.C., NASA is an acronym for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower with a distinctly civilian, rather than military orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science.

Frank Chee Willeto, a Navajo code talker with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War 2, became the Vice President of the Navajo Nation in 1998.

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation, was chosen as the most beautiful of the gods by Paris, a Trojan prince.

The 2006 American romantic dance film Step Up starred Channing Tatum as Tyler Gage, a skilled but troubled dancer.

The three day music festival Woodstock, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", took place from August 15 to 18, 1969 and held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre (240 ha; 0.94 sqmi) dairy farm near Bethel, New York.

At a traditional Chinese wedding, the bride wears red which is considered the symbol of love and prosperity; hence most of the dresses include red as their base colour with the candles, flowers, ribbons and fireworks, all used in red.

Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University with Google incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998.

Someone who is born on May 11 has the star sign of Taurus with the characteristics of loving the rewards of the game, think physical pleasures and material goods, revel in delicious excess and are also a tactile lot, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch.

The twenty sixth book of the Old Testament was written by Ezekiel who reveals prophecies regarding the destruction of Jerusalem, the restoration to the land of Israel and the Millennial Temple visions, or the Third Temple.

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