Trivia Page of Wireclub. (Page 2)
chronology: 'Not so tasty'. Food adulteration in New York and London was widespread in the 19th century, but by the end of the 19th century the adulteration of food in London had reached industrial proportions. Most 'Chilly powder' sold in London was in fact powdered House Bricks, candies were laced with arsenic, 'pepper' consisted mostly of wood dust and floor sweepings, 'coffee' was mostly powdered nut shells and goodness knows what els. 'Bread' sold in England was made from flour that had practically everything but cheap starch removed from it. The 'bread' was so unhealthy, if you ate it regularly it would probably kill you.
lori100: Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
85 per cent of all life on earth is plankton.
Sharks are immune to all known diseases.
The oldest known vegetable is the pea.
Earth is the only planet not named after a god.-----------------------------Carniverous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
Iguanas can and do commit suicide.
An eyelash lives for about 5 months.
No matter how high or low it flies,an aeroplane's shadow is always the same size.
There is cyanide in apple pips.
The water we drink is 3 billion years old.
--------------------------Ants dont sleep.
Kangeroo means 'I dont understand' in Aborgine.
Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
Sheep buried in snowdrifts can survive for up to two weeks.
Strawberries are members of the rose family.
More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world.
Nobody knows where Mozart is buried.
chronology: The story of Mozart reminds me of the story of no one knowing where Aleister Crowley is buried Lori. There are conflicting stories about where his ashes were disposed of, but the stories are both set in Hampton New Jersey. After his cremation in Brighton England, Crowley's Will stated he wanted an American friend to take his Ashes to America. An American disciple of Crowley who had just finished serving in Korea was visiting his friend in Hampton New Jersey, it was evening and wet night after a thunderstorm, he remembered; 'we were walking together in his garden which was wet and muddy and he pointed to a tree and said ''that is the Crowley tree'', I said 'huh'? and he told me his wife had picked up the Urn with Crowley's Ashes in and thrown them at the base of the tree. I walked up to the tree and all there was was muddy grass. Later he said he had buried the Ashes in a box and that the box had disintegrated so he could not recover them when he was moving house'.
Most likely Crowley's Ashes, and the Urn are held by some Cult in America, they probably have his Seal Ring as well. Anyhow, the 'Crowley Tree' is probably still in Hampton New Jersey.
lori100: There is a good chance Crowley is Bush jr.'s grandfather.....search Barbara Bush Crowley to see evidence....
chronology: Lori my dear girl, Mr Bush has impeccable and well established Aristocratic lineage linking him to all the Royal Families of Europe, this is well established by all the American and European 'Blue Blood' Registers.
The crazy story about Crowley and Mr Bush reminds me of a comment Mr Jimmy Hoffa made one time about why so many people are accused of 'conspiracy' in America, Jimmy said; 'because all they have to say is that you were in the same town as some one els at the same time and they then accuse you of 'conspiracy''. All you can say about Mr Bush's respected Grandmother is that the Lady was in Paris at the same time as Crowley. Lori, millions of women were in Paris at the same time as Crowley, that does not mean they had sex with him. Earnest Hemmingway saw Crowley at that time, Mr Hemmingway did not think him capable of sex with any woman, Crowley was staggering around shivering with Heroin addiction practically all the time.
Really Lori dear, you do say some strange things.
lori100: A product of the budding Age of Reason and the development of modern science itself, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726) was one of the first true science fantasy works, together with Voltaire's Micromégas (1752) and Johannes Kepler's Somnium (1620–1630). Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan considered the latter work the first science fiction story. It depicts a journey to the Moon and how the Earth's motion is seen from there. The Blazing World (1666), by English noblewoman Margaret Cavendish, has also been described as an early forerunner of science fiction. Another example is Ludvig Holberg's novel Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum (1741).
chronology: If you were visiting a place about 35 miles east of Flagstaff around 40.000 years ago you may have had a seriously bad hair day. The Barringer Meteor struck the ground there with an impact equal to an Atomic Bomb. Folks in Arizona had no idea the crater was formed by a meteor, they believed the crater was the result of volcanic action in the past, even in 1890 Americans were still arguing of just what had created the big hole in the ground. The Meteor was estimated at 50 metres across and made of tough metal, which added to it's devastating force, as did the speed it was travelling, around 30.000 mph.
chronology: Graham and Tewksbery feud. The Graham and Tewksberry families actually started out as friends in the Arizona Territory. It may have been a dispute about grazing grounds, or maybe some petty incident, but the two families fell out big time. Their tit for tat killings lasted for two decades claimed the lives of 30 men.
The feud even kept Arizona from becoming a State of the Union. Lawmakers in Washington were unsettled by Arizona's inability to rein in the warring groups and shelved the Territories application for statehood until they had resolved the killings.
chronology: Time seems to have no effect at all on the success of 'Gone With The Wind' it is still recognised as the Most successful Movie ever in the U.S. Even the Book on which the Movie is based is still the top selling U.S. Book of all time after the Bible.
Clark Gable's legendary line spoken at the end of the Movie has been voted the best Movie line ever; 'Frankly my dear I don't give a damn'.
lori100: Mexico once had 3 presidents in one day.
The Coca-Cola company is the largest consumer of vanilla in the world.
Millions of trees are accidentaly planted by squirrels that bury nuts and then forget where they left them.
9 out of every 10 living things live in the ocean. ---------------------Bees are born fully grown.
Lipstick contains fish scales.
Brazil got it's name from the nut,not the other way around.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Cows give more milk when they listen to music.
'Puffs' tissues didnt sell well in Germany because 'Puff' in German means brothel.
Parsley is the most widely used herb in the world.
There is 200 times more gold in the world's oceans than has ever been mined.
chronology: George H Gay Jr proved that the most dangerous action is often the safest. Mr Gay was the sole survivor of his Squadron in the spectacular 'Battle of Midway' in 1942. After dropping his torpedo at a Imperial Japanese Aircraft Carrier Mr Gay instantly realised his situation. If he turned to the left or right he would present the Anti Air Craft Gunners on the enemy ship with a easy target as he banked away from their sights. The American Pilot then made an instant decision to continue flying at the giant enemy ship hoping the hail of fire directed at his aircraft would miss the smaller profile he presented. At the last moment he swung his aircraft to the aft of the ship and avoided the sheets of gunfire aimed at him.
Mr Gays judgment worked, he was the only survivor of his Squadron that day.
Our respects to all the heroic American and Japanese servicemen who gave their lives for their country in that epic battle.
chronology: Mercedes MaCambridge was described as 'the greatest living voice in Radio Acting' by Orson Welles, in The Exorcist Ms MaCambridge became the voice of the Devil. The Actress said she ate raw eggs, chain smoked and drank straight whiskey make her voice sound unpleasant enough to be thought demonic.
Ms MaCambridge's voice was edited in New York at the Movie's Editing Office; '666 Fifth Avenue'.
lori100: Every year,there are more births in India than there are people in Australia.
Sex between snakes lasts from 6 to 12 hours.
During US conscription for World war two there were nine documented cases of men with three testicles.
A Dalmation is the only dog that can get gout.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
Himalaya means 'home of snow'.
In Belgium there is a strawberry museum.
In Chinese the words for 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.
Horses,rabbits and rats can't vomit.
The first time women and men used separate toilets was in 1739 at a Paris ball.
Ocean waves can travel as fast as a jet plane.
The creature with the largest brain in relation to it's body is the ant.
Camel milk does not curdle.
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
The religion of the Todas people of southern India forbids them to cross any type of bridge.
Every year in the US,more people are killed by deer than by any other animal.
Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies than we can.
15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in the human body every second.
China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.
Mitsubishi launched it's 'Pajero' 4 wheel drive in Spain without realizing
that 'Pajero' is spanish for 'Wanker'.
Geese often mate for life,and can pine to death at the loss of their mate.
The sound made by the Victoria falls in Zimbabwe can be heard 40 miles away.
lori100: In late 1864 or early 1865 (the date is not certain), Booth and Lincoln were waiting for a train in Jersey City, New Jersey. Lincoln fell onto the train tracks from a platform as the train came towards him! Suddenly, someone grabbed him by his collar and was pulled up to safety.
The man who saved him was none other than Edwin Booth, brother of famed assassin, John Wilkes Booth! Booth did not find out the identity of Lincoln until months later when Booth joined the Union Army and was commemorated for his good deed. After his father was murdered, Robert Lincoln was comforted by Edwin Booth!
chronology: Edmond Halley never saw the famous Comet named after him. He concluded that the reports of comets seen in the sky over the millenniums were not sightings of different comets, but the same comet returning over and over again. Halley's Comet was first noted by Chinese Astronomers in 235 BC it was also noted by Babylonian Astronomers in 168 BC since then it has been returning every 75 years. The Comet has gained a reputation as a harbinger of disaster, a reputation American Space Officials would be unlikely to challenge. The Challenger Spacecraft destroyed in 1986 was carrying satellites dedicated to examining Halley.
chronology: People in the early 20th century had many predictions about how we in the 21st century would live. They believed we would have motorised roller skates, flying Policemen, Movie Theatres where the audience could talk to the actors in the Movie, locomotives that would travel from Paris to China, women would not have to wash themselves or put on make up this would be done by mechanical hands. Men like H.G.Wells predicted Martians would soon be invading Earth to enslave and even eat human beings. To people in the 19th century Europe was the global centre of world politics science and industry, no one could foresee Europe would become a collection of destroyed cities after two catastrophic wars.
chronology: 'The Greatest Boxing Match in American History' For practically all Boxing and Media historians, the greatest Boxing Match ever was Joe Frazier v Muhammad Ali in 1971 in New York City. Celebrities and prominent Americans packed Madison Square Gardens to watch the event. Frank Sinatra even acted as a Photographer for Life Magazine just to get nearer the Ring. The Fight was not just about Boxing. Americans were split down the middle as a nation at the time over Vietnam, Civil Rights and a host of other issues. 'Black Progressive Anti War pro Civil Rights' folks cheered on Ali, 'Conservative Traditionals' rooted for Frazier. An explosion of excitement greeted the start of the fight.
And what a fight it proved. But Ali 'The Beautiful Artist' was no match for 'Smokin Joes' devastating tidal wave of relentless punches and lost the fight.
Sorry chrono...I gotta call you on this one.
I remember that fight as well as the Thrilla from Manila in 1975.
If you are trying to tie politics into those fights....sorry...no way. It was all about..boxing.
chronology: It was just what I read David. Am sure you are not claiming to speak for the entire American Public tho. The fight is still talked about as the greatest fight ever.
Hey David, what do you think of that Caddy a Guy was showing me? 60mpg no kidding. 150 sensors built in , everything from side mirrors that close when they sense something coming too close to them, 10 Hi Fi speakers, heated seats real leather, air con, the works, all for around 50.000 USD if I did my dollar conversions correct. Beautiful automobile. He says he has had three people offer to buy it off him for what he paid for it, it is the only Cadillac of it's type in this region. Only draw back is when he needs it serviced he has to send it 200 miles to a workshop that can do the work, but they collect it and bring it back.
chronology: May 1st 2031 will be the 100th birthday of The Empire State Building. Some people have wondered how long the great building will stand before it has to be demolished.
Theoretically, the Empire State could still be standing in New York City for at least 1000 years, this is because it's steel frame is encased in concrete preventing erosion. But as the great building ages, it's owners will have to weigh the cost of maintenance with the income from it being a functional working building. And as time goes by, costs become more frequent and higher. In 1986 the U.S. declared the building a 'National Landmark' which assures that, working or not, the building will be preserved as a landmark.
Ironically, the Empire State could outlive practically all the taller Skyscrapers built later than itself. Their Steel Frames are exposed and, even being 'stainless steel' make them vulnerable to corrosion and stress. So if you are planning a visit to the Empire State Building, there is no rush. But how long they will be selling the Fluffy King Kong Toys in the Reception is anyones guess.
lori100: The Wright brother's first flight was shorter than the wingspan of a 747.
The Sanskrit word for 'war' means 'desire for more cows'.
Monaco's national orchestra is bigger than its army.
About 70 per cent of all living organisms in the world are bacteria.
The Zambian authorities don't allow tourists to take pictures of Pygmies.
Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.
In China,the bride wears red.
The largest toy distributor in the world is Mcdonalds.
The cashew nut is a member of the poison ivy family.
Beleif in the existence of vacuums used to be punishable by death under church law.
All the clocks in Pulp fiction are stuck on 4:20.
Half the world's population has seen a James Bond movie.
M&Ms were developed so that soldiers could eat chocolate without getting sticky fingers.
Numbering houses in London streets only began in 1764.
Only 4 per cent of babies are born on their due date.
Anthropologists know of no known human society whose children don't play hide and seek.
A snail's reproductive organs are in its head.
90 per cent of women who walk into a department store immediatley turn to the right.Noone knows why.
The only wild camels in the world are in Australia.
The word 'freelance' comes from a knight whose lance was free for hire.
The average four year old child asks over 400 questions a day.
chronology: And the first person to run up and congratulate the Wright Bros was a fresh faced young lad who would become well known himself as ............... J.Edgar Hoover.
chronology: Mr Carter's UFO mystery. Before becoming President, Mr James Carter saw what he thought was a UFO in the sky. However, investigations have shown the future President in all likelihood saw 'Venus' . Folks in Georgia this Month April 2014 can see Venus for about two hours in the morning before dawn on the southern horizon. So if folks in Dixie want to see the Planet that confused Mr Carter they will have to rise very early.