Sunday, February 2, 2014

Trivia Bits 02 February



  • Accidentally Kelly Street was a 1992 hit for Australian alternative rock and folk-pop group Frente!
  • Puissance is the high-jump competition in the equestrian sport of show jumping.
  • The Southwold lighthouse was commissioned in 1890 in the centre of Southwold in Suffolk England, however, just six days after a fire broke out in the original oil-fired lamp. Standing on the North Sea coast, the lighthouse was automated and electrified in 1938.
  • With eccentric nightlife, Sunset Strip is situated in West Hollywood a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States with the famous TV private detective series 77 Sunset Strip starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, and Edd Byrnes, based in a fictitious address on this famous entertainment strip.
  • Hubris is a word from Greek origin that means excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
  • The original Australian $5 note, first issued in 1967, featured Caroline Chisholm who was a progressive 19th-century English humanitarian known mostly for her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia.
  • Born in Scotland on March 31, 1971 to a pair of school teachers was actor Ewan McGregor perhaps best known for his initial role as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996).
  • On Earth, the layer between the crust and the outer core is called the Mantle and is a silicate rocky shell about 2,900 km (1,800 mi) thick that constitutes about 84% of Earth's volume.
  • Lampedusa is the southernmost part of the European country of Italy and is the largest island of the Italian Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The commune of Lampedusa e Linosa is part of the Sicilian province of Agrigento which also includes the smaller islands of Linosa and Lampione.
  • Penultimate is the second to last with Antepentultimate being the third to last.
  • The story of Lot is in the book of Genesis in the Bible. Notable episodes in his life include his travels with his uncle Abram (Abraham), his flight from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the seduction by his daughters so that they could bear children. Christians and Muslims revere Lot as a righteous man of God.
  • Daggernose, Whitenose and Hardnose are types of sharks.
  • British writer and poet May Byron, born 1861, wrote a series of biographies of which critics could not decide whether they were first-hand experiences or fiction based on research publishing under the names May Byron, M.C. Gillington and Maurice Clare.
  • The word NO in Furbish, the language of the Furbies is BOO.
  • Ash Boarding is an extreme sport which combines a board the landform created by erupted volcanoes. It also known as or Volcano surfing or volcano boarding.

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