Trivia Bits for Apr 19, 2014 After lead singer Michael Hutchence died in ... well, circumstances not worth relating here ... INXS found a novel way to replace him. After nearly 10 years of using various uninspired singers, INXS had a reality show. The winner was a Canadian, JD …Read more. Trivia Bits for Apr 18, 2014 He started composing as a child, but as the old joke goes, on Dec. 5, 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart started decomposing. He was not, in fact, buried in a pauper's grave, but was interred in a communal grave just outside the city walls of Vienna in …Read more. Trivia Bits for Apr 17, 2014 Strictly speaking, there is no English word that rhymes with "orange." But if you're flexible and include proper nouns, you can rhyme orange with Blorenge, which is a mountain in Wales. Eminem once said that you can also rhyme it with door hinge, …Read more. Trivia Bits for Apr 16, 2014 John Lennon's last live performance wasn't with the Beatles, or with Yoko Ono, but with Elton John. In 1974, he joined John on stage at Madison Square Garden to perform the song they co-wrote, "Whatever Gets You Through the Night." This was Lennon's …Read more.more articles
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Thomas Pynchon doesn't play well with others. When he won the National Book Award in 1974 for "Gravity's Rainbow," he sent a comedian to accept the prize in his place. When Laurie Anderson wanted to turn the book into an opera, Pynchon would only give permission if Anderson used no other musical instrument except the banjo. That was probably a "no." The Pulitzer people, meanwhile, overturned their own jury's decision, refusing to give him the prize.
Infinite Summer was a 2009 project in which people swore to each other that they'd actually read all half-million words of "Infinite Jest." Who was that book by?
A) Edgar Rice Burroughs
B) Conor Cruise O'Brien
C) John Kennedy Toole
D) David Foster Wallace
Previous answer: Frankenstein's real name is actually Adam.
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