Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trivia Bits 29 April

 

  • The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a large primeval forest, is located in Uganda and has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site for its biological significance.
  • A moir√© is a wavelike pattern where the term originates from moire a type of textile, traditionally of silk but now also of cotton or synthetic fibre, with a rippled or 'watered' appearance.
  • The Watchtower magazine is associated with the religious group Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  • British musician, songwriter and record producer Roland Orzabal is best known for his work in the band Tears for Fears first formed in 1979.
  • Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain of Malaysia in the in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site.
  • Nancy Cartwright is best known for voicing the TV character Bart Simpson.
  • In Serge Prokofiev’s 1936 orchestral composition Peter and the Wolf, the duck is represented by the oboe with the first American version, issued by RCA Victor in an album of three 78 rpm discs, released in 1939, narrated by Richard Hale and featured the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky.
  • Belgian painter, architect and interior designer Henry Van de Velde was one of the leading representatives of the Art Nouveau movement.
  • The song Love is All Around was first recorded by English band The Troggs in October 1967 and was released as a single.
  • Buffalo River State Park, established in 1937, preserves one of the largest and highest-quality prairie remnants in Minnesota.

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