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Fast fact of the day: "The word chord is a shortened version of accord meaning harmony. An octave is the interval between one pitch and another pitch that is either double or half its frequency. Pitch is the perceived tone of a note. Timbre is t... Read more
Fact of the Day: " Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) was an author, a scientist, a gambler, a preacher, a soldier and a spy, but he remains especially (in)famous for his countless love affairs. He provided a detailed account of h... Read more
From the Never Ending Story: "Falkor or Fuchor in German, is the luckdragon who helps Atreyu on his quest. He has often been mistaken for a dog."... Read more
"Cold weather, can hurt your body's attempt to combat a virus, but cold weather doesn't cause colds." - Online trivia.... Read more
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"A hyperbole is an exaggeration of speech, not meant to be taken literally." - Trivia... Read more
On Star Trek sci fi : "There are several reasons for the cancellation of the show, but I rather like this quote from George Takei, who played helm officer Hikaru Sulu ... "I will always be mindful of the fact that we celebrate the genius of the... Read more
"Fawlty Towers" was a classic 1970s BBC TV show written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Only twelve episodes were produced but the show has consistently rated high on lists of best British TV shows. Sybil, Basil's long-suffering wife (or was it... Read more
"Vindaloo derives from the Portuguese dish "Carne de Vinha d'Alhos", a stew of pork cooked in garlic wine. It was brought to Goa by sixteenth-century Portuguese colonists, and subsequently spiced up and re-introduced in the twentieth century to ... Read more
"POS, or "parent over shoulder". In the U.S. "p911" is used as the same warning: "parents are here." Don't type something you wouldn't want them to see! Also for parents, watch out for this -- it may indicate that your children are up to no good... Read more
"Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Venice and Milan." - Online Trivia... Read more
Tierra del Fuego
"Magellan's ship was the first to circumnavigate the world. (He died in the Phillipines. ) Tierra del Fuego is the island at the southern most part of South America. The Strait Of Magellan is the passage between this island and mainland South Am... Read more
Colors of the Spectrum
"Photography: ROYGBIV is an acronym or a mnemonic for the colors of the spectrum. The letters stand for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, respectively." - trivia... Read more
First Nintendo Games
"Wild Gunman" was originally released as an arcade game in 1974. It was later revamped and released for the NES system.
"Contra" was not a shooting game. It was a side-scrolling action game, originally released as an arcade game in 1987. The f... Read more
"The climbing perch has an air-breathing organ that allows the fish to survive for prolonged period of time out of water. They inhabit swamps, ponds, lakes, and stagnant pools. " - '' Trivia... Read more
"seaQuest" was about a dolphin named Darwin and the crew of the SeaQuest, a boat that patrolled the oceans. The captain for the first two seasons was Roy Scheider, who was famous for being the lead in the movie "Jaws". -Online Trivia... Read more