Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Trivia Bits 25 November



Yoda (pictured) made his first appearance in the 1980 American epic space film The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner, and was the second to be released and the fifth in terms of The Star Wars chronology.

Usually formed less than 2000 feet, the nimbus cloud produces rain with nimbus being a Latin word meaning rain cloud or rain storm.

Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the main characters in the 1952 musical film and the 1983 stage adaptation of the film Singin’ in the Rain.

The Ever Victorious Army, consisting of Chinese imperial forces led by a European officer corps, was instrumental in putting down the Taiping Rebellion which was a massive civil war in southern China from 1850 to 1864.

The leader of the African country of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, released a book entitled The Green Book in 1975 and was a short book setting out the political philosophy of the former Libyan leader.

The only breed of dag that can contract gout is the Dalmatian as their livers have trouble breaking down uric acid, which can build up in the blood serum (hyperuricemia) causing gout and can also be excreted in high concentration into the urine, causing kidney stones and bladder stones.

Red Leicester is a type of cheese which was originally made on farms in Leicestershire with milk that was surplus once all the Stilton desired was made and was originally coloured with carrot or Beet juice.

Launched by NASA and partners at 6:40 AM EST on April 1, 1960, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the United States, the world's first weather satellite, Tiros 1, sent back thousands of images during its short life span of only 79 days.

The Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, is believed to be the oldest astronomical observatory in the Caribbean due to the orientation of the ceremonial plazas.

The super-ego, id and ego are parts of Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud’s model of the psyche discussed in the 1920 essay Beyond the Pleasure Principle, and fully elaborated in The Ego and the Id in 1923.

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