Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Things I didn't know: Nos 9 & 10

The Moon is moving away from the Earth at a rate of 4cm per year. The cumulative effect of this is that a few million years from now solar eclipses will not occur. The Moon will be too far away from the Earth to block out light from the Sun getting to the Earth.

Paul McCartney's first name is James. He is Sir James Paul McCartney.

2 comments:

Simon Spencer said...

How well does the Shed know his football trivia? Could he have answered the following?

Q. Name 5 managers who have played football on the same side as David Beckham?

A. Mark Hughes, Gareth Southgate, Steve Bruce, Stuart Pearce (for England) and David Moyes, who played for Preston North End when Beckham was on loan to them.

Q. Who is the only player to score in a Manchester, Merseyside and Glasgow derby?

A. Andrei Kanchelskis

Q. Which side at one time had seven past, present and future England captains in the same team, and in which year?

A. Southampton (Mick Channon, Alan Ball, Kevin Keegan, Mick Mills, Peter Shilton, Dave Watson and Mark Wright) in 1982.

Q. Which player scored a hat-trick for his country, but never scored for his club?

A. Geoff Hurst - He played one county championship game for Essex as wicket keeper and never scored any runs.

Q. Which team in the British first class leagues has the longest name?

A. Inverness Caledonian Thistle..

Boris Borofski said...

So the Shed thinks that he's clever because he knows that Macca's first name is James.

He didn't know that on 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' McCartney played lead guitar and drums, as well as base. This is because George and Ringo were on holiday, and John wanted the song recorded immediately.

Excerpt:

"Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton
Talking in our beds for a week
The newspapers said
say what're you doing in bed
I said we're only trying to get us some peace"