Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Don Knotts enlisted in the United States Army at the young age of 19 after his freshman year of college. Knotts was an Army reservist for a week before reporting for active duty one week later. Knotts served for three years and spent most of his service entertaining the troops. He toured the western Pacific Islands as part of a G.I. comedy show called “Stars and Gripes.”


Who was the first baseball player to have his number retired? Lou Gehrig.

Tony Bennett had no intention of retiring, saying in reference to masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jack Benny, and Fred Astaire: “right up to the day they died, they were performing. If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.”


The first American television picture was broadcast from Arlington, Virginia to Washington, D.C. in 1926. It was a picture of a weather map.
Well, this is not a weather map (I couldn't find it), but it is something about 'new' television. 


Believe it or not, "Ba! Ba! Black Sheep" was one of several working titles Margaret Mitchell used for her most famous novel, GONE WITH THE WIND. She also considered the titles 'Tote the Weary Load', 'Bugles Sang True', 'Not In Our Stars', and "Tomorrow is Another Day" before finally settling on a phrase that she had used in the critical scene where Scarlett returns to Tara and asks, "Was Tara still standing? Or was Tara also gone with the wind which had swept through Georgia?"

In 1970, Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency.


The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched."


A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel.


Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
Maybe you understand this?
It makes me continually marvel at the human body.


That is all for today.

Have a great week.

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