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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Today is National Trivia Day

Here is some Trivia to keep you busy...

» "Hang On Sloopy" is the official rock song of the state of Ohio.

» "Happy Birthday" was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.

» "No Strings Attached," the pop album released by the band ’N Sync in March 2000, sold a whopping 2.41 million copies its first week, breaking a record many in the industry believed would stand for years. Less than a year earlier in May 1999, the former record had been set by the Backstreet Boys’ "Millennium," when 1.13 million copies were sold in the initial week of release.

» "Please Mr. Postman" has been a Number 1 hit on Billboard's record charts twice: the chart-topping versions were recorded by The Marvelettes in 1961 and The Carpenters in 1974.

» The Coffee Cantata was written by Johann Sebastian Bach.

» A concert promoter in Hawaii sold a thousand tickets to a Spice Girls concert. Unfortunately the concert was never scheduled. The man was arrested and told police he needed the money for a nose job and a sex change.

» A fantasia is a piece of music in which the composition follows the fancy, rather than any conventional form, of an improvisational character.

» A zarzuela is an operetta of a traditional type, with spoken dialogue and lyrical music. The word is derived from the Spanish after La Zarzuela, the royal palace near Madrid where the operetta was first performed in 1629. A zarzuela is also the name of a seafood stew.

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