Monday, April 14, 2014

Trivia Bits 14 April


  • Thailand’s largest island is Phuket off the south-west coast in the Andaman Sea. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges.
  • The internet country code top level domain of .va is the Vatican City.
  • Scottish scientist, engineer, innovator and inventor John Logie Baird is credited with inventing television with the first public demonstrations on 26 January 1926.
  • Having won many dancing titles and trained in jazz, tap, acrobatics and ballroom dancing, Australian entertainer Todd McKenney has been a judge on the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars in all series since starting in 2004.
  • The Murchison River is in the Australian state of Western Australia flowing for about 820 km (510 mi) from the southern edge of the Robinson Ranges to the Indian Ocean at Kalbarri.
  • Mount Elbert is the highest mountain in the North American range known as the Rocky Mountains standing at 14,440 feet (4,401 m).
  • Betty Nuthall and Patrick Spence formed a real-life couple after they won the 1931 French Championships mixed doubles title.
  • A Groovy Kind of Love was hit in 1988 for Phil Collins.
  • The disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, a landlocked region in the South Caucasus, is internationally recognised as part of the country of Azerbaijan.
  • The standard poker hand of Three of a kind falls between two pairs and a straight hand.

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