It’s quiz night again tonight, and we all know what that means… time for me to regale you with fascinating facts that will probably never actually come up in the quiz ;-)
- The artist who has featured most often on the “Now That’s What I Call Music” compliation series (which recently turned 30) is Robbie Williams.
- Sticking with music… the only person to appear at both Live Aid concerts (London and Philadelphia) was Phil Collins. He used Concorde to fly between the two cities.
- 5,000-year-old chewing gum made from bark tar, with tooth imprints, has been found in Kierikki, Yli-Ii, Finland
- The Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2013 is Selfie.
- The sorceror that Mickey Mouse is apprenticed to in Disney’s Fantasia is called Yen Sid (Disney backwards)
- The music duo Simon & Garfunkel originally performed as Tom and Jerry
- Tupperware is named after its inventor, Earl Silas Tupper.
- The Picture of Dorian Grey was Oscar Wilde’s only novel.
- The first commercially sold video game of any kind was called Computer Space.
- The closest country to Australia is Papua New Guinea.
That’s all for today. I hope you learned something ;-)