Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Trivia Bits 27 August


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The real name of American actor Rock Hudson (pictured) was Roy Harold Scherer, Jr born in Winnetka, Illinois in 1925.

Machine Head was an iconic ‘70’s album by English hard rock band Deep Purple and released in March 1972.

The Kyzylklum Desert means Red Sand in Turkic languages and spans the three countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan covering about 298,000 km2 (115,000 sq mi).

The planet Neptune has 14 known moons and is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System.

American serial political drama television series The West Wing originally broadcast from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006 was set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet played by Martin Sheen.

Zheng He was a Hui court eunuch, mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral during China's early Ming dynasty commanding expeditionary voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433.

Irenology is the study of Peace and aims at the prevention, de-escalation, and solution of conflicts by peaceful means.

Ansaru is an Islamist jihadist militant organisation based in the African country of Nigeria.

The Mona Lisa by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci is an oil painting painted on poplar wood and on permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris since 1797.

Roman Polanski won the Best Director Oscar for the 2002 movie The Pianist, a WWII true story drama about Jewish-Polish musician Władysław Szpilman.

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