Trivia 7/1

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Dec 20, 2005
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trivia 7/1
Sialkot, Pakistan, is an industrial city which makes over half of the
world's Soccer balls, amounting to over 40 million per year, including those
used at the FIFA World Cup.

1. Who wrote the song "I'm A Loser" and sang lead on it in 1964?
a. - John Lennon
b. - Paul McCartney
c. - Ringo Starr
d. - George Harrison
2. Word Association;
I say , "Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent" You say ............what ?
3. What was the name of the 1993 movie that told the story of a Uruguayan
rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to resort to
cannibalism to survive after a plane crash ?
4. How many years have a couple been married if they are celebrating their
Ruby Wedding anniversary?
a. - 10
b. - 20
c. - 30
d. - 40
5. The man depicted on the reverse of the Massachusetts Quarter represents
what type of "Man" ?.
6. What prominent role did Wenlock and Mandeville play in London in 2012?
a. - First pandas to give birth in England
b. - They were the Olympic Mascots
c. - Tipped to win Wimbledon mixed doubles
d. - Executed for Serial Murders
7. Name That Tune - 1964...
In a little cafe
Just the other side of the border
She was just sitting there givin' me looks
That made my mouth water
So I started walking her way
She belonged to bad man Jose
And I knew, yes I knew I should leave
When I heard her say,
8. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau Starred in "The Odd Couple" - Who played
the same roles in the TV Sitcom of the same name ?

Mozart wrote a piano piece that required the player to use both hands and
the nose.

1. - a
2. God
3. "Alive"
4. - 40
5. "Minute Man"
6. - b
7. "Come a Little Bit Closer"
8. Tony Randall and Jack Klugman

this is sadly just a tale. There is a grain of truth to it, however. The
tale as it is actually applies to Liszt rather than Mozart. When Liszt was a
young child he played a lot of very challenging pieces. Since his hands were
still very small he couldn't play big chords on the piano, that was until he
realized that he could just as well utilize his nose as an extra finger. So
it was actually Liszt who came up with this shenanigan. The rest of the tale
is also to some degree true. Liszt challenged Chopin once to a one-on-one
because he wanted to settle the debate and prove that he was the superior
pianist between the two of them. Chopin didn't reply however because he
wasn't interested in such a competition. Some Polish noblemen got wind of
this proposed challenge and in response they instigated this meeting. So,
since Chopin and Liszt both ended up being at the same locale through the
aforementioned intervention, Liszt asked/challenged Chopin again, this time
in person. Chopin didn't really have a choice so he agreed. The rules were
simple: both should compose pieces for one another. They were allowed to
rehearse before they faced each other in the actual competition. So Liszt
went first and played Chopin's composition. But when Chopin looked at the
piece that Liszt wrote for him he immediately remarked "this is impossible
to play!" as he noticed that there was a section with a tremolo on the far
left, another one on the far right and a single note in the middle, all at
once. Since Chopin thought Liszt wanted to trick him he urged him play it
himself. Liszt stepped up to the piano and started playing the piece, as he
got to the part with the double tremolo and the single note he lowered his
head and played the single note with his nose.

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