Useless But Compelling Facts – Answers For July & August

In July we asked you two questions – our regular trivia question and a bonus question.
First we asked why you might have considered staying indoors if you were visiting the village of Pueblito de Allende in the State of Chihuahua in Mexico, the night of February 7, 1969. Well, late that night (actually at about 1:05 a.m. February 8), the Allende fell over the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Often described as "the best-studied meteorite in history," the Allende meteorite is notable for possessing abundant, large calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions, which are among the oldest objects formed in the solar system. The bonus question, also in the astronomical vein, asked what’s special about July 12, 2011? Galileo, mistakenly believing it was a star, may have actually "discovered" it in 1613; but since its official discovery by German astronomer Johann Galle September 23, 1846, we have known that Neptune, 2.8 billion miles from the sun, moves through its huge orbit at a snail’s pace, slowly completing one revolution around the sun approximately every 164.8 (Earth) years. On July 12, 2011, Neptune completed it’s first full orbit around the sun since its discovery.

In August, we asked about different types of stars in the solar system. Motion picture stars. We asked you to identify both husbands, former and current, of Barbra Streisand, and to name the film – the only film in which both men appeared. The amazingly talented singer, actress, producer, etc., etc., was married to Elliott Gould from 1963 to 1971, and since 1998 has been married to James Brolin. In 1977, when Ms. Streisand was not married to either of them, both Mr. Gould and Mr. Brolin starred in the 1977 motion picture, Capricorn One, although they were actually ONLY on screen together in the final scene of the picture.

The first with the right answers to both July and August questions was none other than Sharri Gottesman, long-time Legal Bytes reader, who faithfully tries to answer almost every one of these and has done so correctly before. Thank you Sharri.