Monday, September 16, 2013

Trivia Bits 16 September



  • Jupiter’s largest moon is Ganymede and is the seventh moon and third Galilean satellite outward from Jupiter completing an orbit in roughly seven days,
  • Blue and white appear on the national flag of Finland.
  • The largest source of Sydney’s water supply comes from Warragamba Dam.
  • US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis in 1968.
  • US journalist Ambrose Bierce called politeness the most acceptable hypocrisy.
  • Horror novel Duma Key was written by by American novelist Stephen King published in 2008. It is King's first novel to be set in Florida or Minnesota and the dust jacket features holographic lettering.
  • The three letter airport code for Heathrow Airport in London is LHR and is a major international airport serving London, England, known as London Airport from 1946 until 1965.
  • The Treaty of Versailles ended World War I and was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
  • Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in the Arabian Peninsula city of Dubai at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
  • 1957 movie The Seventh Seal was directed by Ingmar Bergman helping him to establish himself as a world-renowned director and contains scenes which have become iconic through parodies and homages.

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