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Pete2
Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
edited August 2019 in Coffee lounge
Did you know that.........
 Our sun contains 99% of all matter in our solar system.......and the gas giant planet Jupiter contains 99% of the 1% left......?

Did you know that.....
The earth rotates at 1000mph at the equator......?

Did you know that.....
High up on Mt Everest you can find sea creature fossils......?

Did you know that
Every domesticated dogs ancestor were wolves......?

Did you know that
Our life form is based on Carbon....and our blood Iron.........?   

Did you know that
That the name Brontosaurus had to be withdrawn due to the fact two indipendant dinosaur finds of the same spiecies were named differently.........sorry to say Brontosaurus lost out due to the other fossil being named first..........?

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  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    Did you know that the town of Omena in Michigan USA, have voted in a cat as a mayor in 2018. The competition included another cat, 13 dogs, a goat, a peacock and a chicken!
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you know...

    - Dolphins have names for each other.
    - Horses sleep in 15-minute bursts

    Scope

  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    atlas46 said:
    Hi @Pete2

    Did you know, that I know nothing about what has been posted on this thread!

    Should I have known about the earth rotation speed?

    Even more scary, I was devoid of the knowledge that a cat has been voted in as Mayor in the USA!

    Can someone please expand on which of the seven dwarfs, has aired their disconcerting  voice. 

    As we speak, I am half way up Everest and can confirm, I do not see any fish or fossils up here.

    Monty Python Flying Circus, would have been proud of this thread.

    Sorry I am showing my age.

    Best wishes
    i dont believe you are half way up Mt Everest!
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    It takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to smile?
  • Pete2
    Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you kno that.....
    I actually said...sea creature fossils......no mention of fish.......?
  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    Pete2 said:
    Did you know that.........
    The earth rotates at 1000mph at the equator......?
    Did you know that, if you had a flying sunbed and flew west from London at midday, at a cruising speed of about 650mph, with enough fuel you could sunbathe all day long?  B)



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  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    It takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to smile?
    My face gets a lot of exercise.  ?

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  • Pete2
    Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Nowadays i only smile to relieve wind........?
  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    Did you know that Michael Caine said ...
    ‘I have never said “Not Many People Know That”, Peter Sellers said it when he impersonated my voice on his telephone answering machine.'
    ‘His impersonation was “This is Michael Caine, Peter Sellers is out. Not many people know that."'
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  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    Did you know that Napoleon was once set upon by a horde of bunnies!

    During a rabbit hunt, 300 of them were released and instead of running away, they went straight for him. As it turns out the rabbits where tame and not wild, they assumed he had food. Napoleon had to get into his coach and run away. 
  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    atlas46 said:
    Even more scary, I was devoid of the knowledge that a cat has been voted in as Mayor in the USA!
    Even scarier is that 'The Terminator' was once elected as 'The Governator' of California.
    atlas46 said:
    As we speak, I am half way up Everest and can confirm, I do not see any fish or fossils up here.
    As we speak, I am halfway down Everest and can confirm, fossilised fish or not, that the Himalayan mountains consist of sedimentary rock and once formed part of the sea-bed at the bottom of the Pacific ocean before the Indian subcontinent crashed into the Eurasian landmass.
    atlas46 said:
    Monty Python Flying Circus, would have been proud of this thread.
    The parrot died laughing. ? ?



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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Pete2   Like this, thanks very much.

    Did you know when Elvis died it was claimed he had  only less than $750.000.

    From amassed wealth reputedly being $6.4 billion dollars.

    Did you know Sir Paul McCartney is the only musician to have number ones as a member of a group.  As a quartet and a quintet.

    As a solo artist, a member of a duo and a trio. 

    Did you know Vincent Price was the voice on Michael Jacksons Thriller track.

    Did you know the words fandango only ever appeared in two songs.  

    Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and White a shade of pale by Procol Harum.

    Did you know the song Secret Love was done in one take. By Doris Day.

    Did you know the song Fly me to the Moon is the wrong title. Actually called In other words.

    Every one calls by it Fly me to the Moon.

    Did you know Marvin Gaye played on lots of the Temptations tracks. As a pianist.

    Did you Know Stevie Wonder had his first number one on the Billboard top One Hundred in America. Under Little Stevie Wonder at 15 years old.

    Did you know Maurice White the lead singer of the group Earth Wind and Fire was an accomplished session drummer.

    Played on lots of tracks from various early soul records.

    Did you know before finding fame as a Country artist. Glenn Campbell played on many sessions . As a guitarist. Including The Beach Boys and many others.

    Did you know Rick Wakeman of Yes . Was the pianist on David Bowies song Life on Mars.

    Also he was his next door neighbour as well.

    Did you know if you ever get any of Sir Elton Johns early albums. You find one of the backing singers include Dusty Springfield and Kiki Dee.

    Did you know the Northern Soul Classic Do I love You (Indeed I do) by Frank Wilson.

    There are only 5 copies of this ever released making it one of the most sort after records.

    Last one sold for $15000

    Did you know And I love You So a top ten hit for Perry Como.  Actually written by Don Maclean of American Pie.

    Did you know Chas Hodges of the duo Chas and Dave became a member of several groups before Chas and Dave.

    Including The Paramount's and Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers plus lots of others.

    His piano can be heard on many of their songs.

    Did you know Smokey Robinson of The Miracles. Also wrote over 200 songs for most of the Motown stars.

    Including My Girl by The Temptations.

    The song Tears of A Clown actually going to appear on a Stevie Wonder album instead he used it for him self

    Was also Vice President of the label.

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were actually backing singers for most of the early hits on Motown till they became stars themselves.

    Gene Pitney another part of his abilities was an as a song writer wrote for many other people.

    Including Hello Mary Lou for Ricky Nelson.

    Same with Willie Nelson wrote Country songs Including Crazy for Patsy Cline.

    Did you know this was according to a jukebox poll. In the States Crazy is no 1 on the list.  Of all time.

    Talking of Songs. Bohemian Rhapsody was partly  composed in a bubble bath in a hotel in Munich by Freddy Mercury.

    More to follow no doubt.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman






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  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 684 Pioneering
    Did you know i have learnt a lot by reading this post today  :)
  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    Did you know that the the world record for eating hot dogs is set by Joey Chestnut in the USA, Coney Island. Being an annual eating contest, he holds the world record for the most hot dogs eaten at 73 including the buns. That is around 16 pounds, which could be 64 quarter pounder burgers!  :o 
  • Pete2
    Pete2 Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Did you know that the Moon actually rotates on its axis like the Earth......trouble is its....its day coincides with the time it takes to orbit the Earth hence we will always only ever see the same face from Earth.
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
     More film and TV trivia.

    Did you know ?  James Cagney never ever said Your Dirty Rat in any of his films.

    Clint Eastwood only spoke 120 words in A Fistful Of Dollars.

    Hattie McDaniel's became the first Black Actress to win an Oscar in Gone With The Wind.

    Cary Grant was Ian Flemings choice to play James Bond.

    Bob Holness host of Blockbuster quiz show. Was actually the first person to voice the words of James Bond. In his native South Africa. On the Radio in the Fifties.

    Ian Fleming wrote the children's book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang .

    Shirley Bassey has sung three opening title theme songs on the James Bond franchise.

    Goldfinger. Which in America became a number one. Diamonds Are For Ever and Moonraker

    The Title Track Moonraker was going to be performed by Johnny Mathis .

    In the Film Dr. No Ursula Andress spoke very bad English so her voice was dubbed by Actress Diane Coupland who went on to work with Sid James in Bless This House.

    The Film Musicals My Fair Lady and The King and I . The songs were not sung by Audrey Hepburn and Deborah Kerr.

    Dubbed by Marni Nixon who also sung songs on other films.  Including some of Marilyn  Monroe's. 

    Marilyn had a good singing voice but was not good at high notes.

    In the Film Some Like It Hot Voted best comedy of all time.  Marilyn Monroe had in one scene 48 takes. Even it was written down.

    Suffered nerves and anxiety all her acting .

    Did you know ?  Because of the racial laws in the city of Las Vegas up to the Forties. If you were the star performer you were not allowed to reside in any of the hotels and casinos.

    Had to live out in the shanty towns of Las Vegas.

    Had to use the back entrance. If performing on stage. Even if they were the headline act.

    Lena Horne took a swim in one of the hotels pools and it was emptied, these laws implied to Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr. Harry Belafonte all major stars at the time.

    It was forbidden right up to the Fifties on American TV to kiss or hold hands with white or black people.  Even touching.

    Did you know Peter O' Toole was Oscar nominated 10 times never won.

    Richard Burton 8 times.

    Meryl Streep the most Oscar Nominations only won twice.  

    Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks earn the distinction of back to back Oscars.

    One of Walt Disney's Film Snow White and The Seven Dwarves won best animated Feature collected one Oscar and seven miniature ones.

    Did you know  Director Alfred Hitchcock always made a cameo appearance in all his Films.

    The scene in Physco Janet Leigh the infamous one.  The shower scene actually used a mix of coffee and water to get the right effect.

    Also she is never struck. If you look carefully .

    In the Chariot scene of Ben Hur  a motor car can be seen in the back ground.

    Took three months to shoot.   

    Did you know Marlon Brando was paid a Million Dollars to play Superman's Father .  Played by Christopher Reeve.  The title role.

    On the first day of shooting his first scene.  Marlon Brando.

    Had not read any of the script.   So had to plaster the set with pieces of his lines on cameras and props.




















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  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Pete2   Like this, thanks very much.

    Did you know when Elvis died it was claimed he had  only less than $750.000.

    From amassed wealth reputedly being $6.4 billion dollars.

    Did you know Sir Paul McCartney is the only musician to have number ones as a member of a group.  As a quartet and a quintet.

    As a solo artist, a member of a duo and a trio. 

    Did you know Vincent Price was the voice on Michael Jacksons Thriller track.

    Did you know the words fandango only ever appeared in two songs.  

    Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and White a shade of pale by Procol Harum.

    Did you know the song Secret Love was done in one take. By Doris Day.

    Did you know the song Fly me to the Moon is the wrong title. Actually called In other words.

    Every one calls by it Fly me to the Moon.

    Did you know Marvin Gaye played on lots of the Temptations tracks. As a pianist.

    Did you Know Stevie Wonder had his first number one on the Billboard top One Hundred in America. Under Little Stevie Wonder at 15 years old.

    Did you know Maurice White the lead singer of the group Earth Wind and Fire was an accomplished session drummer.

    Played on lots of tracks from various early soul records.

    Did you know before finding fame as a Country artist. Glenn Campbell played on many sessions . As a guitarist. Including The Beach Boys and many others.

    Did you know Rick Wakeman of Yes . Was the pianist on David Bowies song Life on Mars.

    Also he was his next door neighbour as well.

    Did you know if you ever get any of Sir Elton Johns early albums. You find one of the backing singers include Dusty Springfield and Kiki Dee.

    Did you know the Northern Soul Classic Do I love You (Indeed I do) by Frank Wilson.

    There are only 5 copies of this ever released making it one of the most sort after records.

    Last one sold for $15000

    Did you know And I love You So a top ten hit for Perry Como.  Actually written by Don Maclean of American Pie.

    Did you know Chas Hodges of the duo Chas and Dave became a member of several groups before Chas and Dave.

    Including The Paramount's and Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers plus lots of others.

    His piano can be heard on many of their songs.

    Did you know Smokey Robinson of The Miracles. Also wrote over 200 songs for most of the Motown stars.

    Including My Girl by The Temptations.

    The song Tears of A Clown actually going to appear on a Stevie Wonder album instead he used it for him self

    Was also Vice President of the label.

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were actually backing singers for most of the early hits on Motown till they became stars themselves.

    Gene Pitney another part of his abilities was an as a song writer wrote for many other people.

    Including Hello Mary Lou for Ricky Nelson.

    Same with Willie Nelson wrote Country songs Including Crazy for Patsy Cline.

    Did you know this was according to a jukebox poll. In the States Crazy is no 1 on the list.  Of all time.

    Talking of Songs. Bohemian Rhapsody was partly  composed in a bubble bath in a hotel in Munich by Freddy Mercury.

    More to follow no doubt.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman






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    do you know?...you`re spending far too much time on google!
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @pollyanna1052   Thanks very much . For comments. I just want to say I am not.

    Never been on this all information and snippets, titbits gathered all those years as a  collector of all sorts of things.

    When you start moving around in the social circles of meeting collectors. Many always have useful interesting stories and share their knowledge.

    As well as meeting many times.  Music people. Not the main ones but the back ground crews, the cutting crews, the back up singers. Of music and film.

    Then sometimes meet people who were there at the very start of music and film.

    Had the connections to Elvis for one example.    Met a few of his songwriters.

    The same with my trips to Liverpool in the Eighties met so many wonderful people and collectors.

    Every one in Liverpool of a certain age has a Beatles or a Mersey beat story.

    You forget films and TV today multi billion dollar industry. .  

    Who then and continue to do so spent a lifetime obsession try to get the series of a TV programme. Viewed as entertainment in the Sixties.

    Then either wiped or destroyed or just tossed out into the skip.

    This included Dr.Who.  The Prisoner, The Saint, The Avengers and so on.

    Top of The Pops whole years have been wiped. From the Sixties. Most of Dusty Springfield's series has been wiped.

    Thanks to them we have and can enjoy the programmes once again.

    I have attended film fairs and much more. Often the stars of long forgotten.   Sci-Fi films and animation.  Would turn up just to be amazed and stunned to talk to these people.

    I have an interest in Soul Music.

    Northern Soul Stax label and Motown.

    Met a few of the lesser know stars. Edwin Starr lived in the UK.

    In the Nottingham area.  Used to visit with a former friend. Who was a DJ was actually a record producer worked with the early days of Radio . Radio 1 .

    Then you go to Blackpool and meet people. Those interest in Soul music is fascinating .  Used to do the all nighters as they were called in the Sixties and Seventies.

    At mecca venues like Wigan Casino or The Spoked Wheel Manchester.

    The Palace Blackpool with its moving dance floor.

    I used play at school trombone and this got me interested in Big Band, Swing, Jazz and got me meeting those people.

    After school.  Carried on. For a while.

    The more music knowledge is obtained and you just spend times with people sharing.

    You have these put away in your memory banks your filing cabinet.  Some have written down before.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman






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