Sunday, February 9, 2014

Trivia Bits 09 February


  • Australian composer May Brahe wrote the 1920’s song Bless This House which became world-famous in recordings by singers such as John McCormack, Peter Dawson, Jan Peerce, Beniamino Gigli and Josef Locke, through to Vera Lynn, Doris Day and Perry Como, and continues its popularity in the present day, with recordings by Benjamin Luxon, Leontyne Price, Lesley Garrett and Bryn Terfel.
  • Lisa Marie Presley was the second wife of noted actor Nicholas Cage.
  • The ancient Roman city of Volubilis in Morocco, developed from 3rd Century BC, was excavated by thousands of German prisoners of war during World War I and now is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed for being "an exceptionally well preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire".
  • In a lead-acid automotive battery, the acid used is Sulphuric.
  • Leukocytes are more commonly known as white blood cells and the number of leukocytes in the blood often indicating disease.
  • The Spanish Steps in Rome climb the slope to the Piazza Trinita dei Monti from the Piazza di Spagna, and are the widest staircase in Europe with 135 steps was in 1723–1725.
  • Previously known as Tom and Jerry were American music duo Simon and Garfunkel who both came from Forest Hills, Queens, New York City.
  • In 2010, Ewen Page became a presenter on the TV Show Top Gear Australia alongside Steve Pizzati and Shane Jacobson.
  • Basil Dickinson represented Australia at the Berlin 1936 Summer Olympic Games in the Triple Jump.
  • Rønne Theater in Rønne, Bornholm, is Denmark's oldest provincial theatre still in active use using the building dating from 1783 that was expanded into a theatre in 1823.
  • Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress is better known as The Tower of London.
  • The Old Tom Morris Award is the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's most prestigious honour. It is presented each year to an individual who "through a continuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris." Tom Morris (1821-1908) was greenskeeper and golf professional at the St Andrews Links Trust Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland; a four-time winner of The Open Championship (1861, '62, '64 and '67); and ranked as one of the top links designers of the 19th century.
  • Yann Martel is best known for his 2001 book Life of Pi which was made into a movie in 2012.

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