1. A heldentenor, German for ”hero tenor” is one who is able to sing above the volume of a full orchestra.
2. Jules Leotard, a French acrobat, designed the leotard. He also invented the flying trapeze, and became known to the world as the person referred to in the song, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. He died of smallpox when he was 28.
3. Two types of seaweed are devil’s apron and purple laver.
4. Timothy Findley wrote ”Not Wanted on the Voyage”.
5. The first BlackBerry, the 850, appeared in 1999 in Munich as a two-way pager. The name came from the resemblance of the keyboard buttons to the fruit.