Trivia Bits for Mar 08, 2018

By Leslie Elman

March 8, 2018 2 min read

Denise Biellmann's amateur figure skating career came and went in a flash. Representing Switzerland, in 1981 she won both the European Championship and the World Championship and became the first woman to execute a triple Lutz jump in competition. Then, at age 18, she retired from amateur competition. Yet her legacy continues. A standing spin in which the skater reaches back over her shoulder to grasp one boot and extend it above her head, was Denise Biellmann's signature move. It's now known as the Biellmann spin.

Written in 1965, while the author was in prison, "Soul on Ice" is what man's memoir?

A) Muhammad Ali

B) Johnny Cash

C) Eldridge Cleaver

D) Malcolm X

Previous answer: Before he was elected president of the United States, George H.W. Bush served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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