I am sorry for being so late with my Friday post. I was asked to step in at the last moment as there was a slot free for 100 words stories feature! I came up with this story at the last minute, please do share your feedback.
100 Words Story-
I gathered up all my courage that day and called her to the park near her house. My friend had said that I would never be able to tell her that I liked her. Incited, I bet him a cola that I would. I was waiting for her in the park and then, it rained. Drenched, I was worried she would never show up. Just then, I saw her in her polka-dotted dress carrying an umbrella. She looked at a girl passing by, and they exchanged a shy smile. Before I could say anything she said, “I am in love!”
I am sorry, I am a little late with today’s feature.
Here is your Tuesday’s dose of Trivia. 🙂
In Harry Potter, Alan Rickman was the only person other than J.K. Rowling to know Snape was defending harry because he was in love with Lily Potter to make his performance genuine. (I try to never miss a Harry Potter fact, Proud Potterhead you see 😛)
Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any mammal. And you thought the loudest sound came from that two-year-old you sat next to on your trans-continental flight, didn’t you?
Peter Ostrum, Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never acted in another movie after that and is now a veterinarian. Source
A British man changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce. (Such extremes! :P)
Here is your dose of Trivia Tuesday!
Bruno Mars’ birth name is Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez. His stage name, ‘Bruno Mars‘, was inspired by the wrestler Bruno Samartino. This was because as a child, Bruno was independent, confident and strong-willed, like the wrestler. ‘Mars‘ came along because he was often told he was “out of this world” by the girls, so he used the planet Mars as his last name.
The least financially successful Harry Potter film made approximately $90 million more than the most successful Twilight movie. (He-He Evil laugh!)
In 2007, a 1000-gallon inflatable swimming pool was stolen from someone’s back garden without a single drop of water being found! (C-R-A-Z-Y!)
In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teens thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not. Source
Microsoft had offered to buy Yahoo for US$44.6 billion in 2008. Yahoo rejected the offer. In 2016, it sold for just US$4.8 billion. Source
‘The Alchemist’, it was when I read this book, I fell in love with its author; ‘Paulo Coelho’.
Since then it has been a long romantic journey of buying the entire collection of Paulo’s books and reading them. Some of you might have read his books and must be already aware of the great writer that he is.
Paulo Coelho was born in Rio in August 1947, the son of Pedro Queima Coelho de Souza, and engineer, and his wife Lygia, a homemaker. He is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum.The author has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author. Continue reading →
The photo prompt for me was,’Through the window’ by @arwen1968. This will be the prompt for this week, starting from 16th to 22nd June. Please publish your post upon the prompt given during this time period on your own blog and leave a link to your post in the comments. I would request everyone to visit the blogs of all the participating members and offer them feedback.
Through the Window
I am not a photographer, and the ones I click are so blurred and bad. I mean, How do photographers click such brilliant pictures?
When I got this prompt I was happy because I had a picture which I had clicked a while ago related to the prompt.
Like I said I am not a photographer, so this picture is a little blurred.
How is it related to the prompt?
I clicked it while I was waiting in traffic in Delhi from inside the window of my car.
While I was waiting I saw this beautiful house on the left, with flowers strewn below.
I was wondering how is this quaint building standing in the center of Delhi, Cannaught place, yet silent unaffected by the traffic and noise around!
Well we know the rules, Whoever does the Thursday photo prompt, will choose the prompt for the week after. So the prompt for the Thursday feature for June 23rd is ‘To The Horizon‘ which will be done by @foodeezjunction.
In the early 1900’s, Lobster was considered the “cockroach of the ocean” and was synonymous with the poor – often eaten regularly by the homeless, slaves and prisoners. It wasn’t until after World War II that lobster became considered a delicacy and a food associated with the aristocratic classes.
The directors of the film Despicable Me actually wrote their own language for the Minions called Minionise. Bah-nah-nah anyone? 😛
Justin Bieber once held up a sign from his hotel room window saying “Go to McDonalds and get me a Big Mac”. He got his Big Mac. I wonder, people will ever be kind to me as they were to him.
Due to the extremely warm weather in the summer of 2013, several nuclear power plants across the world, including ones in Japan, Israel and Scotland, were forced to close down because of a sudden increase in the population of Jellyfish. The mass amounts of Jellyfish clogged the filters that draw seawater into the power plants in order to cool down their reactors.
In 1969, a musician named Jim Sullivan recorded an album called “U.F.O.“, which featured strange lyrics about leaving his family and being abducted by aliens. Sullivan disappeared six years later without a trace, the only piece of evidence being his abandoned car found on a desert road. WOAH!
Which of these you found interesting? Have a Cheerful week everyone! 🙂
Here are a few fun facts for your Trivia Tuesday
A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
The toothpaste ‘Colgate’ in Spanish translates to ‘go hang yourself’. Read More.
The first leap year- The first leap year in the modern sense was 1752, when 11 days were ‘lost’ from the month September with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies.
“Dad” was first recorded in English sometime in the 1500s, but its ancestry isn’t clear. Even the Oxford English Dictionary throws its hands up and admits “of the actual origin we have no evidence.”
Fun Fact about ‘Friends’ that every Fanatic (like me :P) should know:
1.According to the producers interview with NBC News, Rachel and Ross weren’t supposed to be the endgame love interests — it was originally Monica and Joey!
2.The main cast started out making $22,000 an episode. In 1997, they renegotiated for $100,000 per episode, and, in the 10th and final season,made a whopping $1 million per episode!
3.According to Uproxx, while most seasons of Friends are approximately 24 episodes, the last season was truncated to just 18 due to Aniston’s film schedule. 😦
Which of these you found interesting?
I found the translation of ‘Colgate’ quite funny. 😛