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... that


Neel Kashkari


(pictured), six years


a f t e r


completing his


MBA, was


p u t


i n


c h a r g e


o f


the $700Â billion U.S.


Government bailout


o f


f i n a n c i a l


i n s t i t u t i o n s ?


o r


...that six


Regional Specialized Meteorological


Centres are charged


with globally


t r a c k i n g


t r o p i c a l


c y c l o n e s ?


a n d


. . . t h a t


t h e


Fauna of


Scotland includes


a l m o s t


h a l f


of the EU�s


b r e e d i n g


seabirds, but only


one endemic vertebrate


species, and


that although


a population


of Wild


Cats (pictured) remains


many of


t h e


larger mammals were


hunted to


extinction in


h i s t o r i c


t i m e s ?




. . .


t h a t


the Phillips


Mansion, described as


having been built


in the


" C l a s s i c


Haunted Mansion"


s t y l e ,


was the


home of


the richest


man in


L o s


A n g e l e s


County from 1875


t o


1 9 0 0 ?


o r


...that Lawrence Turner,


who presented a


Parliamentary petition


calling for W.


S. Gilbert's copyright


o n


the libretti


of Gilbert and


S u l l i v a n


operas to


be extended


indefinitely, was


t h e


g r a n d s o n


o f


comic actor


George Grossmith


who starred in


t h e m ?


a n d


...that Philip J.


Perry, the General


Counsel for the


U.S. Department of


Homeland Security, is


the son-in-law


of Vice President


D i c k


C h e n e y ?




. . . t h a t


photos of


the rogue wave


encountered by the


MS Stolt Surf


c o n t r i b u t e d


t o


the growing evidence


o f


t h e i r


presence in


the deep


o c e a n ?


o r


. . . t h a t


Alan Davidson,


r e g a r d e d


a s


one of the


greatest left arm


f a s t


bowlers in the


history of cricket,


only took


u p


t h e


skill when


his uncle's


w e e k e n d


team ran


out of fast


b o w l e r s ?


a n d


... that


a l t h o u g h


C h u c k


Daly is a


B a s k e t b a l l


H a l l


o f


Famer now,


when he


s e r v e d


as head


c o a c h


of the


Cleveland Cavaliers


he had a


9 â � � 3 2


record and


w a s


f i r e d


m i d - s e a s o n ?




...that the Dethridge


wheel (pictured),


invented in


Australia in


1 9 1 0 ,


m e a s u r e s


t h e


flow of water


delivered to


f a r m s


f o r


i r r i g a t i o n ?


o r


. . . t h a t


Corné Krige and


George Gregan, who


respectively captained the


S o u t h


A f r i c a


and Australia


rugby union teams


in both


t h e


2002 and 2003


Tri Nations


Series, were


b o r n


in the same


h o s p i t a l


i n


Z a m b i a ?


a n d


. . .


t h a t


cricketer Roger Kimpton


a l s o


won an Oxford


University tennis


tournament and a


g o l f


blue, and was


a w a r d e d


a Distinguished Flying


Cross as


a


Second World War


f i g h t e r


p i l o t ?




. . . t h a t


Field Marshal


S i r


John Stanier


w a s


the first


British Chief of


the General Staff


after the Second


World War


who had not


s e e n


a c t i v e


s e r v i c e ?


o r


. . . t h a t


the Capitol Theatre


in Melbourne was


once described


a s


"the best


c i n e m a


that was


ever built


o r


i s


ever likely


t o


b e


b u i l t " ?


a n d


...that Jaroslav


J i Å � Ã ­ k


became the


first player from


a n


Eastern Bloc nation


to play


in the National


Hockey League when


he appeared


i n


t h r e e


g a m e s


w i t h


t h e


St. Louis


B l u e s


i n


1 9 7 0 ?




... that


g o a l k e e p e r


Bob Roberts


w a s


the first West


Bromwich Albion player


t o


win an


i n t e r n a t i o n a l


c a p ?


o r


. . .


t h a t


the Sion Causeway


connected the


i s l a n d


of Bombay with


S a l s e t t e ?


a n d


. . . t h a t


t h e


W e s t


End Street Railway


fired Cyrus S.


C h i n g


in 1901 after


h e


was nearly


e l e c t r o c u t e d


on the job,


only to appoint


him manager


two months


l a t e r ?




... that So


Amazin', the third


s t u d i o


album by singer


C h r i s t i n a


Milian, was produced


mainly by


hip hop


p r o d u c e r s


Cool &


D r e ?


o r


...that Wee Siew


K i m ,


a Singaporean MP,


had to apologise


a f t e r


scandal broke out


involving an


elitist blog entry


made by his


d a u g h t e r ?


a n d




... that Norwegian


Parliament member


and priest


Søren Georg


Abel was the


father of


m a t h e m a t i c i a n


Niels Henrik


A b e l ?


o r


... that the


p r e s e n t - d a y


city of


Davenport, Iowa


i s


n a m e d


a f t e r


George Davenport,


a


19th century American


f r o n t i e r s m a n ,


trader and


U S


A r m y


o f f i c e r ?


a n d


. . . t h a t


Nestorianism was one


of the first


f o r m s


of Christianity to


be introduced


i n


M o n g o l i a ?




...that George Hennet


built and operated


depots on


b e h a l f


o f


the South Devon


R a i l w a y


after it was


s h o r t


o f


m o n e y ?


o r


. . .


that Admiral Henry


W o l s e y


B a y f i e l d


had joined


t h e


Royal Navy by


the age of


e l e v e n ?


a n d


...that Pulau


S e j a h a t


w a s


a British


military encampment in


Singapore during


W o r l d


War II, but


i t s


g u n


batteries were


never used against


the invading


J a p a n e s e ?




... that


novelist Lucy


J a n e


Bledsoe, a Stonewall


B o o k


Award winner


a n d


four-time Lambda


Literary Award


f i n a l i s t ,


primarily writes


L G B T


l i t e r a t u r e ?


o r


...that Obaysch became


t h e


f i r s t


living hippopotamus


in England


since prehistoric


times when he


joined the London


Zoo in


1 8 5 0 ?


a n d


. . . t h a t


on Dagen


H ("H


Day") on


September 3, 1967,


Sweden switched from


d r i v i n g


on the


left to


driving the right


at exactly at


5


a . m . ?




... that the


Plaza Historic District


was the historic


c e n t e r


o f


Los Angeles in


t h e


days of


Spanish and Mexican


r u l e ?


o r


. . . t h a t


I n d i a n


chess player


U m a k a n t


Sharma was


banned from


p l a y i n g


competitive chess for


1 0


y e a r s


after being


caught cheating


with a Bluetooth


device sewn


i n t o


h i s


c a p ?


a n d


...that Marguerite


P o r e t e ,


author of the


mystical text


The Mirror of


S i m p l e


Souls, was burnt


a t


the stake for


heresy in


1 3 1 0 ?




...that "Blue Tail


F l y "


or "Jimmy


Crack Corn" is


a blackface


minstrel song


d a t i n g


from the


1 8 4 0 s ,


and that on


the surface, it


is a


b l a c k


slave's lament over


his master's death;


the subtext is


t h a t


h e


is glad his


master is dead,


and may have


killed him


by deliberate


n e g l i g e n c e ?


o r


...that Barthélemy


d ' E y c k


w a s


a n


Early Netherlandish artist,


famous in


the 15th


century, who


h a s


o n l y


been attributed specific


works (one pictured)


in recent


d e c a d e s ?


a n d


. . . t h a t


when former New


Mexico Governor


Tom Bolack died,


his ashes


were scattered over


his ranch by


1 6


s p e c i a l l y - m a d e


f i r e w o r k s ?




...that former


Anglican clergyman


and Liberal


Party life


p e e r


T i m


Beaumont was


t h e


only Green Party


r e p r e s e n t a t i v e


in the Parliament


of the


U n i t e d


Kingdom from


1999 until his


death in


2 0 0 8 ?


o r


... that


bananas grown in


B r a z i l


account for approximately


ten percent of


the entire


w o r l d ' s


b a n a n a


p r o d u c t i o n ?


a n d


...that the


d i s a p p e a r a n c e


o f


jellyfish from K�ne'ohe


B a y


has generated


concerns about maintenance


of the local


yellowtail scad


p o p u l a t i o n ?




. . .


that the success


of the


W o r l d


War II


b o m b i n g


c a m p a i g n


Operation Strangle


was unrelated


t o


its original


o b j e c t i v e ?


o r


. . .


that the Carey


M i s s i o n


was a


headquarters for settlers


and a


point from which


the American


f r o n t i e r


w a s


e x t e n d e d ?


a n d


... that


T h e


J a n u s


Man, a thriller


c o n c e r n i n g


espionage and


betrayal, is


the fourth book


in the "Tweed


and Co." series,


f o r


which Colin


Forbes published a


book every single


year from


1 9 8 2


to his death


i n


2 0 0 6 ?




... that


on every


May 1,


the hamlet of


I c k w e l l


celebrates May


Day with dancing


a r o u n d


a


M a y p o l e


(pictured) and with


t h e


crowning of


a May


Q u e e n ?


o r


. . .


that the song


with which


Thor Salden won


the Belgian


preselections of the


Junior Eurovision Song


C o n t e s t


2006 reached Number 1


i n


t h e


Flemish music


c h a r t s ?


a n d


...that football


r e f e r e e s


i n


E n g l a n d


officiate at eleven


d i f f e r e n t


l e v e l s


a c c o r d i n g


to ability, activity


a n d


a g e ?




... that


the Haas


L o l a


F o r m u l a


One team's cars


were not built


or designed


by Lola


Cars International, but


were entered as


Lolas because


C a r l


Haas was their


official importer


to the


U n i t e d


S t a t e s ?


o r


. . .


t h a t


in February


2008, rugby league


player Dan


Dempsey was named


in the list


o f


Australia's 100


G r e a t e s t


P l a y e r s ?


a n d


... that


ABC's Howard


K. Smith: News


and Comment


was cancelled


after Smith aired


a controversial


a n d ,


as it


proved, premature


program in


1 9 6 2


titled "The


Political Obituary of


R i c h a r d


M .


N i x o n " ?




. . .


that the


1 9 0 2


discovery of gold


i n


I n t e r i o r


Alaska by Italian


immigrant Felix


Pedro (pictured)


marked the start


of the


F a i r b a n k s


G o l d


R u s h ?


o r


. . . t h a t


Russian poet Yevgeny


Yevtushenko is famous


for his anti-Stalinist


w o r k ?


a n d


. . . t h a t


the Fairfield Osborn


Preserve is


home to


a great variety


of fauna


including one of


t h e


w o r l d ' s


l a r g e s t


s a l a m a n d e r s ?




. . .


t h a t


Liverpool actor


and guitarist Ozzie


Yue used to


flick pieces


o f


paper at


Paul McCartney in


a r t


class when they


attended the Liverpool


Institute High School


f o r


B o y s ?


o r


...that after the


non-profit Internet


service provider


Public Netbase


began supporting


w e b s i t e s


that opposed


his political party,


Austrian politician


Jörg Haider


a c c u s e d


the organisation


of sponsoring


c h i l d


p o r n o g r a p h y ?


a n d


...that furry


convention attendees


(pictured) often


wear ears,


tails, badges,


or fursuits as


i d e n t i f i c a t i o n ?




. . .


that Drukair


flights between


Kathmandu, Nepal


and Paro,


Bhutan pass


c l o s e


t o


M o u n t


E v e r e s t ?


o r


. . .


that the


Villa Medici del


Trebbio was one


of the first


of the


Medici villas outside


F l o r e n c e ?


a n d


... that San


M a r i n o


debuted at the


Eurovision Song Contest


2 0 0 8


with "Complice",


a song performed


b y


M i o d i o ?




...that the


Mochovce Nuclear


P o w e r


Plants complex in


Slovakia became the


first Soviet-era


nuclear plant


in Eastern Europe


t o


have safety standards


c o m p a r a b l e


to Western


o n e s ?


o r


. . . t h a t


Robert McGill Loughridge


co-authored the English


a n d


Muskogee Dictionary in


1890, the


first English


dictionary of


the Creek


l a n g u a g e ?


a n d


...that the


Aston Martin


DBR1 sports car


won the


1 0 0 0 k m


Nürburgring round


o f


the World Sportscar


C h a m p i o n s h i p


in all three


years it


e n t e r e d ?




. . .


that in


2000, an


ammonia discharge into


a


tributary of the


River Clun


( p i c t u r e d )


i n


Wales killed its


e n t i r e


p o p u l a t i o n


o f


E u r o p e a n


b u l l h e a d s ?


o r


. . . t h a t


Monk Estill,


w h o


was captured


by the Wyandot


p r i o r


t o


t h e


Battle of Little


Mountain and


escaped during the


battle, was the


f i r s t


s l a v e


t o


b e


freed in the


K e n t u c k y ?


a n d


... that


as Texas


Attorney General


from 1957


to 1963, Will


W i l s o n


cracked down on


prostitution rings operating


in such


Texan cities as


G a l v e s t o n ,


Beaumont, Texarkana and


V i c t o r i a ?




... that


t h e


Soldiers and


Sailors Monument


in Lancaster,


Pennsylvania, stands on


t h e


s i t e


of a 1777


Second Continental


C o n g r e s s


m e e t i n g ?


o r


...that Grand


Duke Boris Vladimirovich,


cousin of


N i c h o l a s


II of


Russia, was called


"the terror of


jealous husbands as


well as of


w a t c h f u l


m o t h e r s " ?


a n d


...that in an


attempt to


speed up


t h e


longest papal election


in history,


the magistrates


of Viterbo


removed the roof


of the


P a p a l


P a l a c e ?




. . .


that the


W e s t m i n s t e r


Retable, a 13th-century


panel painting at


Westminster Abbey, is


the oldest known


altarpiece in


E n g l a n d ?

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