Today’s Trivia

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Queen Elizabeth does not hold a passport. Since all British passports are issued in the queen’s name, she herself doesn’t need one. She just has to say that she is the queen.  (Source)

 

Monaco (2.02 sq km), a sovereign city-state in Europe, could fit into Central Park (3.41 sq km) almost twice.  (Source)

 

Neil Armstrong was nearly killed while training for the moon mission. He ejected from his aircraft at the last possible second, and then went back to his office as if nothing had happened. He only acknowledged the event when pressed by a fellow astronaut.  (Source)

 

Frogs can’t swallow with their eyes open.  (Source)

 

The opposite of deja vu is ‘jamais vu’. This happens when you experience something you recognise but feel extremely unfamiliar with. It can also happen when seeing a person you know or reading a word you’ve seen many times before. (Source)

 


 

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  • RightOfGenghis

    Lovers of dixieland will have in their vinyl library ‘The Dixie Frogs’ and their signature tune ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’. Link to frogs and chariots

  • Michael

    A stuntman was nearly killed while filming the chariot scene in Ben Hur.The stunt was to ride over a small ramp at speed, and he was thrown in the air and over the front of the chariot he was riding, managing to cling onto it. It was so spectacular it made the final film. Link to 3.

  • SteveWrathall

    Charlton Heston played an astronaut who crash landed in the original Planet of the Apes (1968) -link 3

  • bristol

    Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Phillip, was in his day a keen chariot racer, known as Combined Driving. Link to # 1

  • bristol

    Chariot Race link to # 3 ‘Space Race’ – Neil Armstrong was part of the Space Race, the competition between
    the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States
    (US), for supremacy in spaceflight capability.

  • bristol

    My late, late entry – The NASA book, “Chariots for Apollo”, was all about the 1969 Moon landing – Link to # 3

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