Posts in category "trivia"

Taking the Rap Off Test Anxiety: One Bubble at a Time

  “How do you relieve stress? Everyone has their own preference when it comes to how they relieve stress. In Poland…they’re using bubble wrap. The Vocational College in southern Poland offered its students bubble wrap as a stress reliever during exams. According to the “pop poll stress survey”, one minute of popping the bubbles provides... Read more »

How Well Do You Know the Middle East? Can You Identify Their "Windy Cities"?

    It looks like we’re stuck in the Middle East.  Again.  So the least we should do is learn a thing or two about it.  Let’s start with their cities. Everyone, I think, knows that Chicago is the 3rd most populous city in our country. Can you match the number of the Middle East ... Read more »

Get Ready For the World Cup With This Quiz on Brazil

When the World Cup opens tomorrow, Brazil will take center stage for millions of people around the world. So what better time to brush up on your knowledge of this fascinating South American nation. Here’s a quiz to get you started. 1. Brazil is one of the BRIC countries who are at a similar stage... Read more »

Two New Saints in Rome. But We Have Our Saints Too. Can You Name These Saintly Cities?

  How holy are you? Geographically, that is. Take the following quiz and see.  Match the American city named after a saint with its description.  If you get at least five right, you are a ‘Servant of God’. 10 right = ‘Venerable’. 15 right=’Blessed’. And with a perfect score, you earn your canonization and become... Read more »

Isaac Asimov: I, Renaissance Man

Born today was Isaac Asimov. To his memory I bid a fond mazel tov. Prolific author of fiction and non- Somewhere, I wonder, if he’s writing on. I won’t pretend to be objective about Isaac Asimov. I may have read more of his books than any other author’s.  He wrote more than 500 of them. ... Read more »

Robert Hooke: Multidimensional Scientist and Polymath

Born today was Robert Hooke All fields of science he studied well.* On microscopic life his book Was where he coined the term “a cell”. *1. Discovered law of Elasticity[Hooke’s Law] 2. Studied combustion and theorized the role of a gas which turned out to be oxygen 3. Theorized that fossils were preserved living things 4.... Read more »

Queen Victoria: The Longest Reigning British Monarch

Born today was Queen Victoria. Whose marriage was at first euphoria. But when the  Prince, her Albert, died, She absolutely died  inside.* *And became the byword for conventional propriety and a prudish, strait-laced morality.

Being Queen Elizabeth: No Sweat!

Note: In her book, “Dressing the Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe”,  Angela Kelly, the personal assistant and dresser to the queen, says Queen Elizabeth simply doesn’t sweat. Ever since her coronation, Queen Elizabeth the Second Has been immune to perspiration, Her dress designer’s reckoned. No matter what the temperature, Whatever  the occasion, No matter if she’s decked... Read more »

Twelve Connections To Life Itself on 12-12-12

  If one is the loneliest number, than twelve  is a pretty gregarious guy.  Especially on this rare day, when three 12s define it. There must be something about 12 that gives it a zing, a tang, a je ne sais quoi.  It must be wired into the  human genome for certain. Why else are there so... Read more »

TomKat Folding on the World Stage

In case you haven’t heard of it, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have split. Their differences they couldn’t weather So broke the vow to act together.