Trivia Dominoes II — Play Off the Last Bit of Trivia — continued!

Wouldn’t the Sovereign Military Order of Malta be better defined as a government in exile and thus be said to have a claim to the island of Malta, in much the way the original governments of many of the European countries overrun by Germany during WWII still maintained a claim to the territory of their respective nations by virtue of being the legitimate governments while operating as governments in exile in the UK?


The Order of Malta Ireland – Ambulance Corps is a voluntary ambulance and First Aid organization operating in Ireland in affiliation with the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Its purposes include teaching first aid, providing ambulance coverage at large events, medical aid, patient transport, and community and nursing services. It has over 5,000 volunteers throughout the island of Ireland.

The Great Famine (sometimes referred to as the Irish Potato Famine) was a period of mass starvation in Ireland, from 1845 to 1849. The famine was caused by a potato blight, and led to a massive decline in Ireland’s population – over the course of the famine, roughly 1 million Irish died, and another 1 million emigrated (many to the United States).

India, Mexico, Russia, China, then Bangladesh are the five countries, in that order, with the most emigrations.

But those 56 countries that recognize SMOM also recognize the current government of Malta seated in Valetta.

In play: Bangladesh was originally formed at the partition of India as the eastern part of the new nation of Pakistan. But the two parts were 1,000 miles apart, so they separated. Bangladesh associates its name with the Bengali-speaking people, who also dominate the Indian city of Kolkota.*

The flag of Pakistan, dark green and white with a crescent moon and a five-pointed star close by it, is astronomically incorrect. In reality, the moon would block any star behind it, and of course stars are not pointed. The flag was officially adopted in 1947, three days before the country’s independence:

Āñjaneyāsana, also known as the Crescent Moon Pose, is a lunging back bending asana in modern yoga commonly used as exercise. Like many standing poses, Anjaneyasana was unknown in medieval hatha yoga, and was brought into modern yoga in the 20th century from Indian martial arts. The pose is entered from a lunge, with the back knee lowered to the ground, the back arched and the arms raised and stretched over the head. The toes of the back foot remain tucked forward, the heel lifted. The front foot remains in standing position, the hips lowered close to the front foot and the front knee fully bent and pointing forwards.

Lilias, Yoga and You was a television exercise program, hosted by Lilias Folan, a yoga practitioner from Cincinnati, Ohio. The program orginated in 1970 on WCET, a public television station in Cincinnati; three years later, it began running nationally on PBS. The program ran until 1999, and was responsible for introducing many Americans to yoga.

Gordon Jump, an American actor probably best known for his role as Arthur Carlson in the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, also played the ‘Maytag Repairman’ in commercials for Maytag brand appliances. He began the series of commercials in 1989 and filmed his last one in July of 2003, two months before his death in September of that year.

Frederick Maytag produced his first washing machine in 1905, while working for hid brother in law’s Iowa company that made farm harvesting equipment. Maytag is now a subsidiary of Whirlpool, but the parent of Amana, another famous small-town firm.

Maytag Blue Cheese, crafted by an Iowa company founded by a member of the washing-machine family, is very well-regarded by chefs… and me:

Maytag Blue Cheese has been manufactured by the Maytag Dairy Farms, near Newton, Iowa, since 1941. The cheese is based on a process, developed in 1938 by scientists at Iowa State University, for making blue cheese using cow’s milk instead of the traditional sheep’s milk.

Maytag Blue Cheese was introduced by Frederick L. Maytag II and Robert Maytag, who were grandsons of Frederick Louis Maytag I, the founder of the Maytag appliance company.

Edit: ninjaed! :smiley:

Frederick, Duke of York was the second son of George III. He had a less than stellar military career, leading to the children’s song;

The Grand Old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men,
He marched them up to the top of a hill,
And marched them back again.

We used to sing that at Boy Scout summer camp, standing on our tip-toes for the “marched them up” line and then crouching down for the “marched them back down again” line!

In play:

Prince Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was created Duke of York when he got married in 1986. He did not appear as a character in a speaking role in the Netflix series The Crown until the fourth and most recent season.

The title of Duke of York has been traditionally given to the second son of the monarch since the 15th century. However, it has never yet been inherited by a son of a Duke of York. The holder has either died without sons, or has himself become king. That pattern will repeat when Andrew, Duke of York, dies without sons.

Not in play: American boy scouts singing royalist songs? what is the world coming to?

York Mountain, California lies between Paso Robles, Atascadero, and Cambria. It is an AVA, an American Viticultural Area. Andrew York opened the first commercial winery, Asceusio Winery, on York Mountain in 1882. The winery was purchased by the Goldman Family in 1970 and renamed York Mountain Winery, making it one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in the US. York Mountain AVA’s main varieties are Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay.

Actor Richard Anderson played Oscar Goldman, the director of the fictional Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI), and supervisor of Steve Austin, on the television series The Six Million Dollar Man from 1973 until 1978. Anderson also played Goldman in the spinoff series, The Bionic Woman, from 1976 through 1978.

Initially, both series were shown on ABC, but for its final season, The Bionic Woman moved from ABC to NBC, meaning that Anderson was appearing simultaneously as the same character in two different television series, on two different networks.

Lindsay Wagner, who starred as The Bionic Woman, completed a year at the University of Oregon, even though her education was hampered by a diagnosis of Dyslexia.

Through direction from the Hockey Hall of Fame the history of the world’s oldest hockey stick was traced through the Lindsay, Ontario Public Archives to verify the stick was carved between 1852 and 1856 by Alexander Rutherford Sr. of Fenelon Township near Lindsay. This stick sold for $2.2 million at an auction.