Thursday, April 3, 2014

Trivia Bits 03 April


  • Red is a title shared by the 2012 album by Taylor Swift and the 2010 American action comedy film starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, and Karl Urban.
  • The score Elliot Goldenthal composed for the 2002 film Frida earned him five accolades, including an Academy Award.
  • It was in 2001 that Archie Thompson first played for the Socceroos.
  • The fajita originated in the USA being a term found in Tex-Mex cuisine, commonly referring to any grilled meat usually served as a taco on a flour or corn tortilla.
  • In the game of chess, the only piece that can move diagonally is the Bishop.
  • 19th century French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman, Georges Seurat was famous for having devised the technique of painting known as pointillism.
  • Mauna Loa is one of five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii.
  • The quote To err is human; to forgive is divine is credited to 18th-century English poet Alexander Pope.
  • SWAT is an acronym for Special Weapons And Tactics when referring to law enforcement and is considered to have been used originally by the Special Weapons and Tactics Squad established by the Philadelphia Police Department in 1964.
  • Stygian, Long-eared, Abyssinian and Marsh are all kinds of Owls.

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