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

According to Forbes, Bill Gates held the title of the world’s richest man each year from 1995 through 2007. In 2008, Warren Buffett held that title, but Gates regained it in 2009. From 2010 through 2013, the title was held by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, but Gates again rose to the top from 2014 through 2017. Jeff Bezos was the top dog in 2018 through 2020, and Elon Musk became number one in 2021.

Elon Musk once appeared as himself on The Big Bang Theory, volunteering with Howard Wolowitz (who was thrilled to meet him) in a soup kitchen.

Jōvan Musk is a brand of colognes, made for both men and women, which was popular in the 1970s. The cologne was developed by Barry Shipp, a salesman for Revlon, who discovered musk oil at a head shop in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, and learned that it was rumored to have powers of sexual attraction.

The fragrance Channel No. 5 was developed by Ernest Beaux, a French perfumer with longstanding ties to Imperial Russia. Serving as an “interrogator” of Bolshevik prisoners, he’d sought relief from the stench of the torture chamber among the blossoming wildflowers of the Murmansk, inspiring the perfume.

Coco Chanel is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

When Time magazine named Albert Einstein the Person of the 20th Century, they also named the top 10 other people of the century. The list contained 4 religious leaders (Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Pope John XXIII, and Mother Theresa). There were two odd inclusions that haven’t aged well. One was Margaret Sanger who founded Planned Parenthood and was a racist eugenics supporter. The other was Henry Ford who was a notorious antisemite and Nazi sympathizer.

Might be interesting to see a list of the 100 most influential people of the 21st century and see how many of these so-called ‘influencers’ on YouTube, Instagram, and Tikky-Takky make the cut.
Although, given how superficial society has gotten, I’m probably better off not knowing.


For reasons unknown (at least to me), Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2021 is divided into six groups: Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Innovators.

Icons include Prince Harry and Meghan, Dolly Parton, and Shohei Ohtani. The list of Titans features, among others, Simone Biles and Tom Brady. Kate Winslet and Jason Sudeikis are part of the Artists group, while the Leaders feature such notables as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, and Tucker Carlson.

Little wonder he didn’t name it English Channel No. 5, then.

In play:

Kate Winslet has, over the course of a long career, played a well-born but poor young Englishwoman (Sense and Sensibility), a rich American heiress (Titanic) and an older German woman with a terrible secret (The Reader), among many other roles.

You and me, both.

Kate Winslet keeps her Oscar in the bathroom so people will make up thank you speeches while “taking care of business.”

King Oscar II of Norway authorized the use of his name and likeness by a Norwegian sardine company. The brand is currently owned by Thai Union Company, one of the largest seafood companies in the world.

The most popular seafood in the United States, in terms of consumption, is shrimp. Tuna and salmon are tied for second. Another popular dish is Alaska pollock, also known as the walleye pollock. Alaska pollock is commonly used as the main ingredient in products such as fish-sticks, imitation crabmeat, and in fish sandwiches at various fast food restaurants.

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is a casual restaurant chain, which takes its name the film Forrest Gump, in which the title character starts a company of that name, in honor of his late friend, Bubba Blue. The restaurant’s founder, Anthony Zolezzi, licensed the name from Paramount Pictures.

The role of Bubba Blue was played by Mykelti Williamson, whose first acting appearances on TV included roles in Starsky and Hutch, Miami Vice, and Hill Street Blues. He also has roles in the films Ali and Con Air. He also danced on the TV series Soul Train with actor Fred Berry, who played the character Rerun on TV’s What’s Happening.