February 5 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
February 4 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
An airplane moving at the speed of sound is moving at Mach 1. The name comes from Ernst Mach, a German physicist.
Manfred Von Richtofen, The Red Baron, bought a little puppy he thought was going to be a “lap dog”. The pup grew up to be a Great Dane. Richtofen and the dog, who he named “Moritz” became inseparable. The huge dog not only slept in the same bed but accompanied the flying ace on flights. Once the playful canine while chasing a rolling airplane ran into a propeller. Moritz escaped with minor injuries but the prop shattered and had to be replaced.
Omnibit Trivia 2-1-14 by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Alaskans are among the last to eat hardtack, the old sea ration, as a significant part of their diet. Interbake Foods of Richmond, Va. makes just about all of it from them.
They are also the ones who bake the Girl Scout cookies.
hardtack, the old sea ration
Omnibit Trivia 1-31-14 by William W. Lawrence Sr.
English sailors were once given a daily ration of one pound of biscuit and one gallon of beer.
January 30 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
The Thomas W Lawton was the largest sailing ship ever built in the United States.
January 29 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Q- Why were there so many “little red schoolhouses?”
A– Back then school board members kept a close eye on the budget, and red paint was cheaper than other colors.
January 27 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.
Mark Twain loved to do his writing in bed. He wrote much of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” while in a prone position. He was aware of the bed being a dangerous workplace, however. He once observed that many die there.
January 25 2014 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.