What’s in a Name? Ask Anton Florian

It was on January 23, 1718, after purchasing the land,  Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, decreed Vaduz and Schellenberg united and elevated the new territory to Fürstentum (principality) with the name “Liechtenstein” in honor of Anton Florian of Liechtenstein.  Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire, although not a single Prince of Liechtenstein never went to visit their principality until almost 100 years after its formation.

Are You ?

What question can no living person answer “Yes” to truthfully and legitimately?

Pow !!

The fourth Rice Krispies’ character was named “POW”, intended to represent the explosive nutritional value of the popular breakfast cereal.

All About Eve

In the critically acclaimed motion picture, All About Eve, which received 14 Academy Award nominations, including the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1951, Bette Davis, in the role of Margo Channing, spoke the words: “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” To this day, All About Eve is the only film in Oscar history to have received nominations for 4 female actors (Bette Davis and Ann Baxter as Best Actress, Celeste Holm and Thelma Ritter as Best Supporting Actress), although none took home the Academy Award for their performances.

Buckle Up Bones!

Who said “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night”?
Hint: It wasn’t Captain Kirk!

Heisman Trophy

The famous “Heisman pose” is based on Ed Smith, the former New York University running back, who modeled for the Heisman Trophy’s sculptor.

Strike a Pose

In 1934, who did the sculptor of the Heisman Trophy ask to strike the now famous “Heisman pose”?