March, 2003 Trivia & Cryptoquotes

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3/31/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Music - Elvis Costello, singer and songwriter, was born in London, England, UK in 1955. His real name is Declan Patrick McManus.

History - In 1924, the dynamic loudspeaker was invented by Rice and Kellogg.

Movies - In 'American Pie', the tuxedo that Sherman wears to the prom is the same one that Steve Buscemi wore in movie the 'Wedding Singer'.

Slkkaz x gkm ike fkcz, xdb ike yoff dzczw lxcz jk ykwt x bxi od ikew fonz.


Cryptoquote Solution:

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


3/28/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Movies - The 1931 Academy Awards went to the following: Best Picture - 'Cimarron', Best Actor - Lionel Barrymore / 'A Free Soul', Best Actress - Marie Dressler / 'Min And Bill'.

Science - Your brain is approximately 85% water.

History - 1881 was the year that the metal detector was invented by Alexander Graham Bell along with David Houston's invention of roll film for cameras.

Jia esoopit isorz pc axi eyocpcj. Axsa vsz, pk pa tyimc'a vyod yha, zyh

xsuic'a vsmait s vxyri tsz.

Epfdiz Oyyciz (1920 - )

Cryptoquote Solution:

Get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day.

Mickey Rooney (1920 - )

3/27/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Geography - Cuba has Havana as its capital city, the country is home to a population of 11,184,023 and the highest point in the country is Pico Turquino at 2,005 meters. Its main form of government is considered to be a Communist state and its comparative size is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania.

Music - Dick Clark's father owned radio stations across upstate New York, and his only sibling, older brother Bradley, was killed in World War II. Clark studied speech at Syracuse University, supplementing his studies with work at campus radio station WAER.

History - In 1922, insulin was invented by Sir Frederick Grant Banting.

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chod, kqyofufj eohw eyukvoq.

-- Jqfqoyk Shkuf Bhcqkk

Cryptoquote Solution:

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.

-- General Colin Powell

3/26/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Movies - Oscar winners for 1965: Best Picture went to 'The Sound Of Music', Julie Christie won Best Actress for her role in 'Darling' and Lee Marvin won for Best Actor for his role in 'Cat Ballou'.

Music - Born David Robert Jones, in London, England, David Bowie changed his name in 1966 ('Bowie', a Western knife) to avoid confusion with another pop singer from the Monkees.

History - Dial telephones were introduced the same year, 1919, as the New York Daily News was first published.

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ywc tcznjc. Ny knrr emy frkfhv qcy hmx ym ywc ymj, pxy vwmxra qcy hmx

jtcyyh ecft.

-- Bftqftcy Ywfyzwct

Cryptoquote Solution:

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

-- Margaret Thatcher

3/25/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

TV - The Batclimb scenes were shot on a horizontal set, making the part physically uncomfortable for the guest stars that appeared in those scenes each week on 'Batman'.

Geography - The country of Ethiopia, with the capital city of Addis Ababa has a total area of 1,127,127 square kilometers which is slightly less than twice the size of Texas, has an estimated population of 65,891,874, and uses the birr as its currency.

History - The Korean War officially ended in 1953. North and South Korea have never signed any war stoppage treaty.

"Gwti t gteih ni ne iv cveh vqh'e ynqu. Vz qvi iv wtph t ynqu ne ohnqs

phzb gteihalc. Wvg izlh iwti ne."

- Avzyhz L.E. Pnkh-Jzhenuhqi Utq Xltbch ti t alquztnenqs hphqi

tiihyjinqs iv xlvih iwh cnqh "t ynqu ne t ihzznoch iwnqs iv gteih"

Cryptoquote Solution:

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."

- Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle at a fundraising event attempting to quote the line "a mind is a terrible thing to waste"

3/24/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

The movie 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' was originally developed by Nia Vardalos as a one-woman stage show

The radar was invented in 1887 by Heinrich Hertz.

Tony Shalhoub stars in the show 'Monk' launched in 2002 in addition to playing Antonio from 'Wings' as a credit on his resume.

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vjcne dq prnv. Mrjp aya prnz vnjx pd ryv. Mrjp aya rn unp dip dq prnv.

Dtyedx Emnpp Vjtanx (1850 - 1924)

Cryptoquote Solution:

You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

3/21/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Aretha Franklin's rousing version of Otis Redding's 'Respect' was released at an eventful time in American culture, with civil rights, feminism, and sexual liberation. From the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, Franklin's career was nonstop. She won Grammy Awards every year from 1969 to 1975.

Aldous Huxley's book 'The Doors of Perception' documents his own mescaline trip, and was an inspiration for The Doors band name.

Ice cream cones and iced tea were both introduced in US the same year, 1904.

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wp wdl vezl. Nrfettk R vjeoolb drz ok wdl oro efb qerb, "Tppg, rw'q

etcekq vpffe ol zl!"

- Jrwe Jxbflj

Cryptoquote Solution:

Never play peekaboo with a child on a long plane trip. There's no end to the game. Finally I grabbed him by the bib and said, "Look, it's always gonna be me!"

- Rita Rudner

3/20/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Tina Turner wrote an autobiography, 'I, Tina', in the early 1990s that detailed the tempestuous years she spent with Ike Turner.

If you and a friend are in space, screaming could not get your friends attention, as sound doesn't travel in space.

Samoa has Apia as its capital city, the country is home to a population of 179,058 and the highest point in the country is Mauga Silisili at 1,857 meters. Its main form of government is considered to be a constitutional monarchy under native chief and its comparative size is slightly smaller than Rhode Island.

"Zryf, zussl, ijllsf, hywqswl, ott kyzl is lozlsc."

-Ebjwszs Hfrnsfi

Cryptoquote Solution:

"Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted."

-Chinese Proverb

3/19/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

A versatile performer, Katey Sagal (Peg Bundy on 'Married With Children') is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who began singing at age five. Katey released her first CD, 'Well' on Virgin Records in 1995. The powerfully constructed album derives inspiration from her passionate experiences. She also worked as a back-up singer for Bob Dylan, Etta James and Olivia Newton-John and performed with Bette Midler.

Alex Calder invented the Mobile, his work was part of the movement known as Kinetic Art.

Armadillos sleep an average of 18 hours per day and when they are awake can walk underwater.

"Epvwpr bxw rehm hxtrr kreom e cev mxwgoc gpcrtmhepc bxv swwzlwwzm

wghmroo mrq lwwzm hxtrr hw wpr."

- O. K. Lwvc

Cryptoquote Solution:

"Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one."

- L. M. Boyd

3/18/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

The statue at the beginning of the movie 'Animal House', had Faber College's slogan as 'knowledge is good' on it.

Tim Bowens was selected pick number 20 in the first round of the 1994 NFL College Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He came out of Mississippi and played the defensive tackle position.

A freshwater iceberg has only 1/9th of itself showing.

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gmb vyfbnt.

- Nvkbng S. Mvyb, Rbgbnwfhne Gbdmfwdwhf

Cryptoquote Solution:

I think we should forget about neutering the pets and concentrate on the owners.

- Robert J. Howe, Veterinary Technician

3/17/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Notre Dame defensive end, Leon Hart won the 1949 Heisman Trophy for the most outstanding college football player.

Roxie Roker was an administrator at NBC in New York City for many years before deciding to make a go of acting full time in 1969. Next to 'The Jeffersons,' Roxie Roker's most famous production was her son, rock star Lenny Kravitz. Sadly, Roxie Roker died of breast cancer in December of 1995.

The 'Drew Carey Show' premiered on ABC in September 1995 is written, created, and produced by Carey and Bruce Helford.

"Mrx yxvm put me xvouqx kaed u qaeyfxd sv me vefnx sm."

-Ufug Vuqeamu

Cryptoquote Solution:

"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."

-Alan Saporta

3/14/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Kublai Khan is the grandson of the creator of Mongol empire, Genghis Khan.

Marlon Brando was born April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska. Brando grew up in Illinois, and after expulsion from a military academy, he dug ditches until his father offered to finance his education. Brando moved to New York to study with acting coach Stella Adler and at Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio.

On a police radio the code for crime in progress is a 10-31.

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augfm ouz Bzfpxmftg. Utf lubfp xg xp glf pdrf ldso.

Huzf Axmds (1925 - )

Cryptoquote Solution:

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal (1925 - )

3/13/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Janet Jackson released her debut album Janet Jackson, in 1982. The album reached No. 84 on the pop charts. In September 1984, she eloped with James DeBarge, a musician in the group DeBarge, also on the Motown label.

Joe Cronin while playing for 20 years in Major League Baseball accumulated the following career stats: 2124 games played, 7579 at bats, 2285 hits, 1233 runs scored, 515 doubles, 118 triples, 170 home runs, 1424 runs batted in and had a .301 lifetime batting average.

In the year of 1838, Samual Morse invented the Morse Code.

Mj jmu ty xuzaurk. Kfu huzu asrk kfsk jmu ty fbhsm ty s acsv tm tkyuca.

- Zjduzk Futmcum

Cryptoquote Solution:

No one is perfect. The mere fact that one is human is a flaw in itself.

- Robert Heinlen

3/12/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

In 1968, RAM (random access memory) was invented by Robert Dennard.

In 1994, Celine Dion happily merged her personal and professional life when she and her manager Angelil were married.

Pong, known as first video game, was invented in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell.

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qth gupvbda.

Hdayhdxyca Dxqazca

Cryptoquote Solution:

When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus

3/11/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

The 2000 movie thriller 'The Skulls', directed by Rob Cohen, had the following tagline in its advertisements: 'A secret society so powerful, it can give you everything you desire... at a price'. Appearing in the film was Paul Walker, Joshua Jackson and Leslie Bibb.

'MASH' Star facts: Harry Morgan was born Harry Bratsburg and was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1915. Larry Linville was born on the 29th of September in the year 1939 in Ojai, California. Alan Alda was born on the 28th of January 1936 in New York with the real name of Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. McLean Stevenson was born on the 14th of November, 1929 in Normal, Illinois.

On the set of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' video, the gang members in the video weren't actors or actresses but they were real live gang members off the streets.

Jb pav's fkyb stbke dawvp uvp zwksue gwdkx kd av stb jul aws.

Pbxxu Ebxaepd ebhbxskvz stb Cbusfbd, 1962

Cryptoquote Solution:

We don't like their sound and guitar music is on the way out.

Decca Records rejecting the Beatles, 1962

3/10/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Michael Jackson was ranked # 40 on VH-1's Greatest Rock 'N Roll Artists Poll of 1998.

'Sid and Nancy' the story of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious featured an appearance by singer Courtney Love.

President McKinley was assassinated and Queen Victoria of England died in the same year.

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epy nrod ar qrjc.

Mejb Depyvijn.

Cryptoquote Solution:

Slang is the language which takes off its coat, spits on its hands - and goes to work.

Carl Sandburg.

3/7/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

On June 25, 1996, Brian Austin Green from 'Beverly Hills 90210' released his first CD, 'One Stop Carnival'.

In 1984, fans of the 'Honeymooners' series were treated to "the lost episodes," a series of sketches culled from original kinescopes from the early days.

In high school, Bob Saget who played the dad role on 'Full House' started playing guitar and writing funny songs. "All bad," says Bob, who is known for being gentle with friends, but hard on himself.

"Xmr qixmob, bcbm x qixmob lpj sib nbssbj, fh xzuxrh xqqpetxmfbk nr

kjxunxqyh xmk kfhqpelpjsh."

-Xjmpzk Nbmmbss, "Sib Xjmpzk Nbmmbss Qxzbmkxj"

Cryptoquote Solution:

"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."

-Arnold Bennett, "The Arnold Bennett Calendar"

3/6/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

In the year of 1799, Louis Robert invented the fourdrinier machine to make paper.

Jamaica has Kingston as its capital city, the country is home to a population of 2,665,636 and the highest point in the country is Blue Mountain Peak at 2,256 meters. Its main form of government is considered to be a constitutional parliamentary democracy and its comparative size is slightly smaller than Connecticut.

Joan Cusack give Jesse the cowgirl her voice in the Disney flick 'Toy Story 2'.

Mq M gyeb svz vy sgkw ag osgh zgry v awll, M rgkez chlyz asl qmwca 45

fmykalc csvwhlymyu fb vil.

Vnwvsvf Emyogey (1809 - 1865)

Cryptoquote Solution:

If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

3/5/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

711 people actually survived the sinking of the Titanic.

The campus at University of Oregon-Eugene was used as the location for the movie 'Animal House' starring John Belushi.

'Bauhaus' is a German word meaning 'workers hut' and was used during the early twentieth century as the title for the famous German school of design.

Cfahz voix jfm unwgi o unfmrnu. Vmzwk voixz jfm dxxq o dxxqwgr. O zfgr

voixz jfm dxxq o unfmrnu.

--X.J. Noatmr (1898 - 1981)

Cryptoquote Solution:

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.

--E.Y. Harbug (1898 - 1981)

3/4/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

On August 21, 1911, the world's most famous work of art the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris.

The 1997 comedy movie 'Bean', directed by Mel Smith, had the following tagline in it's advertisements: 'One Man. One Masterpiece. One Very Big Mistake'. Appearing in the film was John Mills, Larry Drake and Pamela Reed.

Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III from 'Gilligan's Island') also performed as a comic in Vegas, occasionally offering a live rendition of the near-sighted bumbler, 'Mr. Magoo'. Backus earned critical acclaim for his 1955 appearance as James Dean's father in 'Rebel Without a Cause'. Backus suffered from Parkinson's disease and passed away on July 3, 1989 from pneumonia.

"Btu ruuo pfii fjtuqfb btu udqbt - xyb jlb btu rfjuqdi qfktba."

- N. Sdyi Kubbv

Cryptoquote Solution:

"The meek will inherit the earth - but not the mineral rights."

- J. Paul Getty

3/3/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:

Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy from 'Married With Children' ) co-starred in the Amblin Entertainment film 'Little Giants,' along with Rick Moranis and with Nick Nolte in 'Blue Chips'.

Talk of reviving the 1953-1957 'Adventures of Superman' series was under way when George Reeves, who portrayed the man in the cape, was tragically shot in the head on June 16, 1959.

The tommy gun was invented in 1920 by John T Thompson.

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jq jup pbjpoj juhj cp apmzpfj uym jupqat juhj uym cygp ym xphijygiv hok

uym fuyvkapo mnhaj."

-U. V. Npofspo

Cryptoquote Solution:

"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."

-H. L. Mencken

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