Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

James Stewart was the first movie star to enter the service for World War II, joining a year before Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was initially refused entry into the Air Force because he weighed 5 pounds less than the required 148 pounds, but he talked the recruitment officer into ignoring the test. He eventually became a Colonel (active duty) and then Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve, and earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Croix de Guerre and 7 battle stars. In 1959, he served in the Air Force Reserve, before retiring as a brigadier general. (Walter Matthau was a sergeant in his unit).


Stewart never took an acting lesson, and felt that people could learn more when actually working rather than studying the craft.

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Liberace Museum has a mirror-plated Rolls Royce; jewel-encrusted capes, and the largest rhinestone in the world, weighing 59 pounds and almost a foot in diameter.
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Mahatma Gandhi used to travel with his goat so that he could have fresh milk.

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What Persian Gulf warrior called his young majors in charge of combat operations "Jedi Knights"?
A: Norman Schwarzkopf.

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You can only remember 4 things at a time.
Interesting!
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A fathom is 6 feet (1.8 metres).
It is a unit of length equal to six feet (approximately 1.8 m), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water.

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Tokyo, Japan was once known as Edo.

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You may have already known my trivia for today.
If not, now you do!

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Finally, my laptop has been sick lately, so it may have to go to the computer hospital, which means I will have some withdrawal symptoms to deal with - which might be good for me.


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