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Fan Effect

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Fan Vaulting is a method of architecture found on the ceilings of Gothic style buildings, especially churches. The decorative effect resembles a fan whereby ribs spread out from one point at the side towards the center of the ceiling to give an arched effect. The earliest example is to be found in Gloucester Cathedral and dates from the 14th century. King's College Chapel contains the world's largest fan vaulted structure."
I have been posting a bit too much personal information on the net lately, so now I am going to be random for a while.

  


Things Change

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Who created the character Fagin, who lived off the money stolen by the children under his tutelage? Your answer: Charles Dickens Fagin is a character from Dickens' classic novel "Oliver Twist." The 1968 musical film "Oliver" was based on the novel. The filmed starred British actors Ron Moody as Fagin and Mark Lester as Oliver." Funtrivia.com Fun Fact: Florence Nightingale lived in the same era as Dickens.

  


Boats

Friday, May 06, 2011

I was staying overnight in the hotel part of this boat (back in the 1980s) when my brother first started calling me the nickname "PoeDaughter" after seeing the Beetlejuice movie on cable. The Beetlejuice movie is ironically about ghosts. I didn't see any while there...

"This ship was once one of the most prestigious liners afloat. It now has the reputation of being very haunted and many ghostly happenings have been reported, especially in the first class swimming pool area. Can you name the ship?

Your answer: Queen Mary

Spirits are said to frolic in the swimming pool area and wet footprints appear when no accompanying body is visible. According to a spirit medium, one of the changing cubicles is supposedly a portal to another realm." - Funtrivia.com

  


Downs

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Found more bunnies in the back of my place today. A hole full of babies this time. It is starting to be Watership Downs out there. I let them be in peace. "Rabbits and hares were formerly classified in the order Rodentia (rodent) until 1912, when they were moved into a new order Lagomorpha." - Wikipeadia "Which mammals belong to an order that gets its name from the Latin verb "to gnaw"?

Your answer: rodents

The order Rodentia, which includes hamsters, gerbils, and squirrels, is the largest mammalian order by far. The source of the name "Rodentia" is the Latin verb "rodere" (to gnaw), a reference to the order's chewing habits. Rodents' incisor teeth continue to grow throughout life and they must gnaw to wear them down. " - Online Trivia

  
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FLAMENM 4/30/2011 10:09PM

    Bunnies sure do love to burrow.....
We have Watership Downs at work...

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MIMOTOGO 4/30/2011 7:44PM

    Love your trivia, hope you are doing well this week.

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Life

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"The lives of three of these philosophers overlapped somewhat in both time and place. But which of the following could not possibly have met any of the others?

Your answer: Cicero

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all lived in Athens in the 4th century BC. Plato was a student of Socrates and wrote much about his tutor's life, while Aristotle studied under Plato. Aristotle was 15 years old when Socrates was sentenced to death, so while their connection was indirect it is possible they could have crossed paths. Cicero, on the other hand, while a keen student of Greek philosophy, lived more than two hundred years later in Rome." - Online Trivia

  


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