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6/30/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Arts - Leonardo Da Vinci took the Mona Lisa to France and sold it to King Francis I for 4,000 gold coins.
Geography - Mauritius has Port Louis as its capital city, the country is home to a population of 1,189,825, and the highest point in the country is Mont Piton at 828 meters. The main form of government of Mauritius is considered to be a parliamentary democracy, and its comparative size is almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC.
Science - Natural gas is non-toxic and cannot get you sick, unless the gas is in such high concentrations that you cannot get enough oxygen to breathe.
"Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
6/27/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Movies - The Academy Award winner for Best Movie of 1948 went to 'Hamlet', the Best Actress Oscar went to Jane Wyman for her role in 'Johnny Belinda'. The Oscar for Best Actor for that year went to Laurence Olivier for his job in 'Hamlet'.
History - The Boxer Uprising occurred in China, lasting from 1898 to 1900. It was an anti-foreign movement, culminating in a desperate uprising against Westerners.
Geography - The country of Guam, with the capital city of Hagatna (Agana), has a total area of 549 square kilometers, which is three times the size of Washington, DC. Guam has an estimated population of 157,557, and uses the dollar as its currency.
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Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
- Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)
6/26/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Geography - Bermuda has Hamilton as its capital city, the country is home to a population of 63,503, and the highest point in the country is Town Hill at 76 meters. Bermuda's main form of government is considered to be a parliamentary British overseas territory with internal self-government and its comparative size is about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC.
TV - Born on May 27, 1961 in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin (Roz on 'Frasier') was raised in Dallas and studied acting at the Dallas Theatre Center, performing in various stage productions. After high school, Gilpin continued her acting studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the British-American Academy in London, England. She has guest starred on such series as Paramount's 'Cheers' and 'Wings,' 'Designing Women' and '21 Jump Street'.
Arts - The classic children's holiday rhyme 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' first appeared in 1823 in a newspaper in Troy, New York.
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Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling
6/25/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Geography - The country of New Zealand, with the capital city of Wellington, has a total area of 268,680 square kilometers, which is about the size of Colorado. New Zealand has an estimated population of 3,864,129, and uses the dollar as its currency.
History - In 1902, the neon light was invented by George Claude.
Music - In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono formed the Plastic Ono Band, a gritty demonstration of self-described 'noise therapy.' That same year John and Yoko staged a 'Bed-In for Peace,' a flamboyant peace protest in which, for several days, they granted interviews exclusively from their bed.
Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
-- Henry Van Dyke
6/24/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Movies - The 1987 movie thriller 'Prince of Darkness', directed by John Carpenter, had the following tagline in its advertisements: 'Before man walked the earth...it slept for centuries. It is evil. It is real. It is awakening'. Appearing in the film was Dennis Dun, Victor Wong and Susan Blanchard.
Science - A fulgurite is cone-shaped, fused sand that can be found on a beach. It is created by the millions of degrees generated by a lightning strike.
Music - Born Francis Albert Sinatra, in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 12, 1915, Frank was the only child of Dolly and Anthony Martin Sinatra. His first professional contract was for $25 per week as a singer, head waiter, master of ceremonies, and a comedian at The Rustic Cabin in New Jersey.
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
- Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)
6/23/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
History - The traffic signal was invented in 1923 by Garrett A. Morgan, this same year Vladimir Kosma Zworykin invented the iconoscope (cathode-ray tube).
Movies - The 2002 comedy movie 'Death to Smoochy', directed by Danny DeVito, had the following tagline in its advertisements: 'Get ready for an unexpected hit'. Appearing in the film was Jon Stewart, Robin Williams and Catherine Keener.
TV - In 1991, Jason Priestly of 'Beverly Hills 90210' was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."
- B. F. Skinner
6/20/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Sports - The Heisman Trophy winner for the most outstanding college football player in 1938 was Texas Christian quarterback, Davey O'Brien.
TV - The 'MASH' movie was released in the fall of 1970 when anti-Vietnam sentiment was high, and was an instant hit (a SMASH - sorry). The first to be cast for the 'MASH' TV show was Gary Burghoff, who was the only actor from the movie asked to repeat his role.
General - The Pluto Platter was the original name for a Frisbee.
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"It's difficult to believe that people are starving in this country because food isn't available."
- Ronald Reagan
6/19/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Music - Cher's smash single, a neo-disco anthem also titled 'Believe' made her, at age 52, the oldest American woman ever to record a No. 1 hit.
TV - David Schwimmer of the TV show 'Friends' was born on November 12, 1966 in Queens, New York and raised in Los Angeles. He hosted Montreal's '13th Annual Just For Laughs Festival.'
Movies - Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda, also supplied the voices of Muppets Miss Piggy and Animal.
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If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
- Stephen Wright
6/18/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
TV - Bob Saget (Danny Tanner of 'Full House' fame) co-starred in the feature film 'Critical Condition' with Richard Pryor.
Geography - Burma has Rangoon as its capital city, the country is home to a population of 41,994,678, and the highest point in the country is Hkakabo Razi at 5,881 meters. Burma's main form of government is considered to be a military regime, and its comparative size is slightly smaller than Texas.
General - Dwight Eisenhower renamed the presidential resort Camp David. It was previously called Shangri-La. FDR, the first to use it, had given it this name.
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Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
-- Arnold Schwarzenegger
6/17/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Science - Dinosaurs roamed the earth during the Mesozoic Era and Sea animals were the rule in the Paleozoic Era.
Music - Following the release of the 1977 album 'Backless', Eric Clapton married Patti Harrison, who had recently divorced Beatle George Harrison. In 1985 Clapton separated from his wife Patti, whom he formally divorced in 1988.
History - In 1934, cat eyes or roads reflectors were invented by Percy Shaw.
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A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
- Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)
6/16/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
History - One year after Oklahoma became the 46th state the FBI was founded.
Geography - Paraguay has Asuncion as its capital city, the country is home to a population of 5,734,139, and the highest point in the country is Cerro Pero (Cerro Tres Kandu). Paraguay's main form of government is considered to be a constitutional republic, and its comparative size is slightly smaller than California.
General - Rep. John Conyers referred to Judge Starr as a federally paid sex policeman during the opening day of the Clinton impeachment hearings.
"Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time."
- Jean Cocteau, "New York World-Telegram & Sun", August 21, 1960
6/13/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Movies - Andy Garcia's big break came in 1987 when he landed a significant role in the blockbuster film 'The Untouchables', which starred Kevin Costner. Garcia, who played a cop-turned-government agent in the film, received his first critical acclaim for acting.
TV - Barney Miller's Hal Linden was nominated for an Emmy every year of the show's seven-season run.
Sports - The New York Jets with pick number 8 in the first round of the 1988 NFL Football College Draft selected Dave Cadigan, offensive tackle from USC.
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"Never assume, for it makes an ASS out of U and ME."
6/12/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
History - The steam pump was invented in 1698 by Thomas Savery.
Movies - Tim Roth played the evil chimpanzee in Tim Burton's 'Planet of the Apes'.
TV - While performing in Pippin in 1973, Irene Ryan (Granny Clampett of the 'Beverly Hillbillies') suffered a stroke. She died of a brain tumor on April 26, 1973 at the age of 71.
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It doesn't make any difference what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.
- Mrs. Patrick Campbell
6/11/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Music - 'Led Zeppelin III' emerged in October of 1970. Alternately raucous and subdued, the album saw the band departing from its blues roots.
Movies - Matthew McConaughey co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in 'The Wedding Planner' he also starred in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation'.
Movies - Before becoming a movie superstar, Jim Carrey once played a small part as a rock star who overdoses in the Dirty Harry movie 'The Dead Pool'.
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"To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power."
- Jane Fonda
6/10/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
TV - Ted Danson (barkeep, Sam Malone from 'Cheers') made his New York stage debut in 1972's 'The Real Inspector Hound'. His first film role, in 'The Onion Field' came in 1979.
Science - Skin is the largest organ of the human body.
History - Sam Houston served as governor of both Tennessee and Texas.
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In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.
- Russell Baker (1925 - )
6/9/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Sports - Minnesota defeated North Dakota for the NCAA Hockey Championship in 1979. Minnesota had a record that year of 32-11-1.
TV - Ted Danson's salary was $450,000 per 'Cheers' episode in the 1993 season making him one of the highest paid actors on TV.
Movies - The 1958 Academy Awards went to the following: Best Picture - 'Gigi', Best Actor - David Niven / 'Separate Tables', Best Actress - Susan Hayward / 'I Want To Live!'.
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"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
- Steve Wozniak
6/6/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
History - 59 years ago today (June 6, 1944) was D-Day, the day on which the Allied forces invaded France (to fight the Germans) during World War II. The early part of the movie 'Saving Private Ryan' is set on this day.
Music - Elvis Presley loved official badges, and he collected police badges in almost every city he performed in.
TV - Carroll O'Connor is considered instrumental in the passage of California's Drug Dealers Civil Liability Act proving he was a lot more then just Archie Bunker on 'All in the Family'.
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When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
- Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
6/5/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
History - The frozen food process was invented in 1930 by Clarence Birdseye.
General - The largest bat has almost a 6 foot wing span and the smallest bat weighs less than a dime.
Sports - The Philadelphia Eagles with pick number 19 in the first round of the 1993 NFL Football College Draft selected Lester Holmes, offensive tackle from Jackson St.
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I am sitting in the smallest room in my house. I have your review in front of me. Soon it will be behind me.
- Max Reger
6/4/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Geography - The country of Central African Republic, with the capital city of Bangui, has a total area of 622,984 square kilometers which is slightly smaller than Texas. The Central African Republic has an estimated population of 3,576,884, and uses the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc as its currency.
TV - The vehicles on the TV series 'The Munsters' were designed by Kustom Kar King George Barris, who also created the Batmobile and the Monkee Mobile.
Music - After a painful split with his wife, Sara Lowndes, the song 'Sara' on 'Desire' was Dylan's plaintive but unsuccessful attempt to win Lowndes back.
"I've always said there's a place for the press but they haven't dug it yet."
- Tommy Docherty
6/3/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Movies - Oscar winners for 2001: Best Picture went to 'A Beautiful Mind', Halle Berry won Best Actress for her role in 'Monster's Ball' and Denzel Washington won for Best Actor for his role in 'Training Day'.
TV - Son of heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Sr., the younger Baer became a studio player for Warner Brothers after graduating college and later became more famous than his dad as Jethro on the 'Beverly Hillbillies'.
Sports - The 14th pick in the first round of the 1998 NBA College Draft was by the Houston Rockets, they selected Michael Dickerson from Arizona.
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A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
-- Maya Angelou
6/2/03 Trivial Facts & Cryptoquote:
Movies - 'Dances With Wolves' was directed by and starred Kevin Costner.
Music - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's Grammy-winning album 'He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper' featured the crossover hit 'Parents Just Don't Understand' bringing Will Smith a national stage to launch his career.
History - In the year of 1868, George Westinghouse invented air brakes.