Trivia Tuesday #6

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 😉

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 5,000-year-old chewing gum made from bark tar, with tooth imprints, has been found in Kierikki, Yli-Ii, Finland
  4. The Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2013 is Selfie. 
  5. The sorceror that Mickey Mouse is apprenticed to in Disney’s Fantasia is called Yen Sid (Disney backwards)

    Epcot - Fantasia Topiary Scene - Sorceror's Ap...
    Epcot – Fantasia Topiary Scene – Sorceror’s Apprentice (Photo credit: keristars)
  6. The music duo Simon & Garfunkel originally performed as Tom and Jerry
  7. Tupperware is named after its inventor, Earl Silas Tupper.
  8. The Picture of Dorian Grey was Oscar Wilde’s only novel.
  9. The first commercially sold video game of any kind was called Computer Space.
  10. The closest country to Australia is Papua New Guinea.

That’s all for today. I hope you learned something 😉

 

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18 thoughts on “Trivia Tuesday #6

    1. It was one of the questions on the BBC quiz of the week’s news a while ago and one of the other choices was Kylie Minogue… over 30 years, that could actually have been plausible. She’s been around that long!

  1. Haha wow, I’m sadly not all that surprised that “selfie” is the word of the year… It’s like a scourge upon us. Also! I loved The Picture of Dorian Gray when I read it in high school, I went through an obsessive little phase where I painted scenes from it all the time… luckily that has passed.
    Great random facts 🙂

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