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Five-time Grammy-Award winning Fictional singing group created in 1958 by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. …. All of their last names were “Seville”
Composed in the summer of 1741 in only 24 days – a feat in composition by any standard.
Four of the Twelve, Simon perhaps better known as Simon Peter.
Almost 90% of the animals that inhabit the twilight depths of the ocean (200-1000meters) are bioluminescent. Bioluminescence is used to confuse predators (when certain Squids spew glowing ink), attract mates (Bermuda Fireworms), lure prey (Anglerfish) or signal identity (Krill)
Children’s Entertainers from Australia who formed their band in 1991
These are the toothless animals
The yo-yo originated in the Philippines, where it was used as a weapon in hunting.
Also Alan Alda, Donald Sutherland, Francis Ford Coppola, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Along with Dr. Ruth and Marilyn Monroe
From Belize, Jamaica and Puerto Rico respectively
South Africa actually has Three: Pretoria is the Administrative Capital, Cape Town is the Legislative Capital, and Bloemfontein is the Home of the Judiciary
Don’t forget: Beggar’s Banquet, Tattoo You, Exile on Main Street and Sticky Fingers
In the mid-1950’s Cary Grant formed his own production company called Grantley Productions. He had his only child with his 4th wife Dyan Cannon (33 years younger than him) – a daughter Jennifer. John Cleese’s character in the film “A Fish Called Wanda” was named after Grant’s real name, Archie Leach. By the time Grant died, there was considerable suspicion that he was bisexual.
She chose the surname Goldberg after Jewish ancestors of hers somewhere along the genealogical line. A DNA Test broadcast in the 2006 PBS Documentary “African American Lives”, traced 92% ancestry to Sub-Saharan Africa and 8% to Europe. She played Celie Johnson in the Color Purple.
Also known as The Thin White Duke
A very popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, Elle studied law for one year at Sydney University. Nicknamed “The Body”, Elle is 6 ft. (183cm) tall.
Mercury performed an estimated 700 concerts in countries all around the world… Queen was the first band ever to play in South American stadiums, breaking worldwide attendance records for their concert in Morumbi stadium, Sao Paulo in 1981. They were also the first to play behind the Iron Curtain, when they performed before 80,000 in Budapest in 1986. He was Queen’s Lead Vocalist and also their pianist. He died of bronchopneumonia induced by AIDS in 1991, a little more than a day after publicly announcing he had the disease.
Also was Dorothy in the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie, and her daughter was Liza Minelli…
One of the most recognizable male voices in popular music, Sting began his rise to stardom with the band The Police
Also Devils & Dust, The River, The Ghost of Tom Joad, Born To Run, and Magic
George’s mother’s favorite phrase used to bring him back down to earth when he needed it was, “Nattie, you’re a Schmuck!”
Sang at Lady Diana’s funeral.
Beloved American Humorist and Writer, raised in Hannibal, Missouri right along the banks of the Mississippi River from which he would find the inspiration for many of his stories. , Only 2 of his 7 Siblings Survived Childhood. He became a steamboat pilot, which rewarded him with about $250 per month – the equivalent of about &155,000 today. When his dream about his brother’s death on one of the Steamboats came true about a month later, Twain joined parapsychology groups, but was guilt-stricken over his brother’s death for life.
Of course there are others like hitting the wicket…
Also Ecuador, Colombia, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Maldives and Kiribati.
This “Cat” changed his name to Yusuf Islam in his later life … and there is at least one album out under his new name entitled “An Other Cup” .
Postal Acronyms written on the reverse of letters sent by soldiers to their lovers back home… BURMA=Be Upstairs Ready My Angel , MALAYA=My Ardent Lips Await Your Arrival, ITALY=I’m Thinking About Loving You, BOLTOP= Better On Lips Than On Paper
Of course there is also just plain walking
Others include Lipton, Salada, Good Earth Teas, The Tea Chest and Steep
Don’t forget Burgundy, Coral, Crimson, Magenta, Maroon, Persimmon, Amaranth and Scarlet
Others include Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Cocoa Puffs, Corn Flakes, Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Golden Grahams, Honeycomb, Lucky Charms, Mueslix, Puffins, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat, Sugar Smacks, Special K, and Total
Others include Amora, Coleman’s, Keen’s, Plochman’s and French’s
These are Eponyms which apply to fractures specific to the Wrist, the Spine, the Arm, and the Ankle, respectively
These are three of the rooms used in the game of Clue
Other brands include Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Umbro, K-Swiss, Asics, Brooks and British Knights
Of course some more common brands are BF Goodrich, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Firestone, GoodYear, Michelin and Pirelli
Cat’s Cradle is a fun string game played by two where at least a dozen different shapes can be created by taking the string off of each other’s hands to create evolving string patterns
Along with Lifestyles, Trustex, Pleasure Plus and Kimono
Others of course include Coke, Pepsi, 7 Up
A much more ancient branch of mammals – the only living mammals that lay eggs. Monotremata literally means “one-hole” since these species urinate, defecate and reproduce all through the sole hole evolution/God created …
Emirs rule in Asia & Africa, Ranis rule in India and Shahs rule in Iran
Translations of Karate, Jujitsu and Aikido, respectively.
English being the “de facto” language of the US, French being the historic language of international diplomacy, and Spanish added during the Clinton 2nd administration.
There was also the Schekel…
Of course there’s always Chanel and Oscar de la Renta
Karla Faye Tucker was executed in Texas, becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984 and the first to be executed in Texas since the American Civil War.
Others include Jenn-Air, Kitchen-Aid, Viking, Maytag, Amana and Big Chill
Along with glutamate and acetylcholine.
Patton was in the 1912 Stokholm Summer games in the first ever modern pentathalon, Dr. Spock was a rower on the American eight crew and won a Gold medal in the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics, Nero raced a ten-horse chariot in the games of 67 AD in order to improve relations with Greece and display Roman dominance.
These are the EVEN-toed hoofed animals that also include Llamas, Peccaries, Pigs, Deer, Moose, Elk, etc.
…the first three missing in airplane disappearances, and Martin Bormann was a Nazi whose death was unconfirmed.
Along with Morse Code, Doppler Effect, Daguerreotype and Pasteurization
Others include Smirnoff, Skyy, Ketel One, Finlandia and Pravda
These are the three smallest size categories in order of increasing size.
Roughly 70% of snakes lay eggs, but the other 30% (which also happen to be the ones living in colder climates) give live birth (they actually hatch their eggs within their bodies )
The scale of rock and mineral “hardness”
From Sweden (1953-61), Burma (1961-71) and Egypt (1992-96) respectively …. More recently there was Kofi Annan and now Ban Ki-Moon from S. Korea
Also Al Jolsen, Mark Spitz, and Sigmund Freud
From Israel, Vietnam, Iceland, and France respectively
In the field of Palmistry
Let’s not forget the Buzz and Mohawk !
Jodhpurs are riding pants.
Others of course were The Animals, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Who, and Led Zeppelin
Larry Hagman’s mother was Mary Martin, who was THE most famous Peter Pan in the play’s history.
Father, mother and offspring respectively
India actually outproduces the United States in World Milk Production… In Russia and Sweden small Moose Dairies exist … Whale’s milk contains up to 50% fat.
The others are: Tiger, Rat, Rabbit, Snake, Rooster, and Pig.
Along with Magic Johnson, Herb Ritts, Alvin Ailey and Robert Mapplethorpe
…and those top five awards are: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. Let’s see if we will even have a 2008 Academy Awards Show with the Current (Dec. 2007) Writer’s Strike
Jazzberry Jam replaced “Electric Mint” in 2003, Raw Umber was created in 1958, Salmon in 1949, Cerulean in 1990 to replace “Green Blue”, and Apricot in 1949.
Swedish Nightingale, Buffalo Bill, Golden Bear
Others include Black Sabbath, Rush and Dio
Others include Ferrarri, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat.
Which translates into “gnawing” mammals
Originated from an American Comic Book in 1984
Countries completely surrounded by another country… Lesotho and Swaziland are both enclaves of South Africa, and San Marino is an enclave of Italy.
Others are Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, Subaru, Isuzu, and Suzuki
The seven children of Captain Von Trapp, which he must somehow raise on his own after his wife has died.
Others include The Immaculate Collection, Erotica, Something To Remember and the Evita Soundtrack
Of course the give away is that this family also includes the Dromedary and Bactrian Camels
Perhaps better known as the hammer, anvil and stirrup respectively
Also Lindsey Buckingham and Florence Griffith Joyner
The first transit of Venus since 1882 occurs; the next one will occur in 2012.
To help prevent counterfeiting. Also O.V.I. - Optically Variable Ink which changes colors depending on the viewing angle…
Mikulas is St. Nicholas in Hungary, Ded Moraz is Grandfather Frost in Russia, Babbo Natale is Santa in Italy and Kanakaloka is Santa in Hawaii ….. EXTRA for Experts: Jultomten is “Christmas Brownie” in Sweden
Obviously these are the “insect-eating” mammals… in the past, this order was used as a sort of “catch-all” scrapbasket for some very small-sized insect eating mammals …. But now zoologists have created 3 new orders and are preparing to do away with the Insectivore Order.
All mammals from the Order Monotremata have but one hole to defecate, urinate and reproduce from.
The most famous and most commercially successful has been Bjork who has received 13 Grammy nominations and sold over 15 million albums worldwide.
Others include Yuban, Maxwell House, and MJB
Of course also Verizon and Sprint
Niobe and Tantalus from Greek Myth, Thor the Norse God of Thunder, the Titans from Greek Myth, and Scandanavian goddess Vanadis/Freyja
Others include Bohrium, Fermium and Nobelium
Seaweed, fatty tuna, Sea urchin, and octopus respectively
These “pouched” mammals also include the more common species like Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies and Wombats.
Squids and octopuses have three hearts with two gill hearts to force blood to the gills and a central heart to send it around the rest of the body. Earthworms are segmented in such a way that segments 7-11 have blood vessels which are more muscular than in the other segments, and are thus called the aortic arches because they pump blood through the body. Thus an earthworm is said to have 5 hearts.
Also Koala Bears and Kangaroos of course.
Oro (gold) is un-aged tequila, blanco (white) is also an un-aged spirit, Reposado (Rested) is aged a minimum of 2 months – but less than a year – in oak barrels, Anejo (Aged) is aged between 1 and 3 years in oak barrels, and Maduro is the newest category just created in 2006 for tequila “extra-aged” a minimum of 3 years in oak barrels.
And of course also Corona and Carta Blanca as well . . .
My hat off to those of you non-zoologists who actually knows what a pangolin is… what a cool-looking animal!
Tequila is made from the Blue Agave plant native to Mexico… and there are literally hundreds of Tequila Brands
Contrary to popular belief, agronomist George Washington Carver had no hand in inventing peanut butter…in 1890, George A. Bayle Jr. began to sell ground peanut paste as a “vegetarian protein supplement” for people with bad teeth…
An artist, actress, the saxaphone inventor, and world class cyclist respectively…
Don’t forget Roadrunner, Sylvester Pussycat, and the Tasmanian Devil!
Also the Drum-Roll Symphony among 104 Symphonies that he composed.
Don’t Squeeze the Charmin !!
Father, mother and offspring respectively
Unless they are in Twilight of course
Mammals that chew their “cud” like cows have these 4 stomachs – four separate compartments - to aid in the complex digestive process.
The Saxaphone was developed by Belgian Adolphe Sax in the 1840’s, the Hammond electric organ was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934, the Sousaphone is a “wearable” Tuba, used in marching bands, that was named after march composer John Philip Sousa.
Others include Swatch, Rolex
Interestingly, The Gipsy Kings hail from Arles and Montpelier… their parents fled from Spain during the Spanish Civil War… they bring Rumba Catalana – a pop-oriented version of traditional flamenco music to the world stage.
These are the predominant meat-eaters that include all lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs. Also Dogs, Wolves, Coyotes, and many others…
And of course Budwiser and Miller
Others include The concert in Central Park, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Along with Breaching … One of the most unique is Bubble-Netting, which is a specialized group behavior seen in Killer Whales, wherein several individuals entrap a large school of fish by releasing a bubble “fence” around the circling school, while other pod members swim into the food “target” from below for an easy feast…
Father, mother and offspring respectively…. Mothers are also commonly called “Does”
Also known collectively known as “Our Gang”
Also lemons, and grapefruits
Don’t forget Sienna, Mahogony, Russet, and Khaki
Father, mother and offspring respectively
These are the 5 Platonic Solids.
Children’s TV Entertainers on the BBC from 1997-2001
Foster’s may be the most famous brand!!
It would be a little too obvious to display the more common Old & New World monkeys, marmosets, gibbons, lemurs, gorillas, chimps, orangutans, and each and every one of us…
From smallest …. in order of increasing land area
Of course there’s also Scooby Doo !!
These types of words are called “eponyms”
Van Morrison - a rock song classic written by Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964. The 1983 film Flashdance contained the Laura Branigan song 'Gloria, a cover version of Umberto Tozzi's song released in 1979. 'Gloria' is the opening track & second single from U2's 1981 album, 'October'. Antonio Vivaldi also wrote several settings of the Gloria. RV 589 is the most familiar & popular piece of sacred music by Vivaldi; however, he was known to have written at least three Gloria settings.
Also includes cattle and gazelles
From Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Mozambique and Mauritius respectively
Also Delicate Sound of Thunder and Ummagumma
Other include High Rollers, and Three’s Out
Zugswang is for a position where any move is disadvantageous, Sans Voir means playing blindfolded, and
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