Curious Trivial Facts (7/2)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.

Collarless sweaters that button down the front were named for the man who was fond of wearing them–James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan.  In addition to starting a fashion trend, Brudenell led the famous Change of the Light Brigade in 1854, during the Crimean War.

“Wicked” author Gregory Maguire chose Elphaba as the name of the Wicked Witch of the West in tribute to “Oz” author L. Frank Baum.  The name is a phonetic take on Baum’s initials, L-F-B.

These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).

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