December 6 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
The first gold record was “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” by Ben Selven. The million seller was put out by Victor in 1919.
December 5 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Yes, Christopher, the great horned owl does indeed have the keenest hearing in all animaldom. It can pick up the sound of an insect moving through grass at 100 yards.
Omnibit Trivia 12-4-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Dietrich Buxtehude, the great Danish composer and organist, must have had an ugly daughter. Johann Sebastian Bach, who at age 23 didn’t have a pfennig in his pocket, walked from Arnstadt to Lubeck, Germany to hear him play the organ.
Buxtehude, ready to retire tried to make a deal with young Bach. The organist job, if Bach would marry Fraulein Buxtehude. “Nein,” said Bach. George Handel, another promising musician, had rejected the offer two years earlier.
December 3, 2013 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
The heart pumps blood through a network of 70,000 miles of blood vessels once every minute
December 2, 2013 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Yes, Robert James, there are more pizza parlors than hamburger stands in the United States today.
November 30, 2013 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Does a pound cake weigh a pound? No, it got its name from the pound of butter it contains.
Omnibit Trivia 11-29-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Q. I was raised in Brooklyn. I was once the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. At other times I was a printer, carpenter, teacher, government clerk, and Army nurse during the Civil War, and a poet. What’s my name?
A. Walt Whitman.
Q – Who was Sarah Josepha Hale?
A – A famous magazine editor (Ladies Magazine, Godey’s Lady Book) during the 1800s. She is credited with writing verses to the children’s nursery rhyme “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” But more importantly she crusaded for and persuaded President Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.
–William W. Lawrence Sr.
World champion Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake eats 16 bananas a day.
Michael Arnstein, the reigning champion of the Javelina Jundred ultramarathon, eats an all fruit diet. It costs him $200 a day.
Arnstein should talk to Blake. It would save him some money.
Hat tip Outside Magazine.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-6-2013 Yohan Blake eats 16 bananas a day