Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Trivia Bits 09 September



With three subspecies of emus (pictured) in Australia, Australia’s tallest bird is the emu reaching up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height.

American movie director John G Avildsen won the 1977 Best Director Oscar for the movie in the Rocky series which was both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.

The May 21 to May 25 1969 Greensboro Uprising was sparked by perceived civil rights issues at the segregated high school, when a popular student council write-in presidential candidate was denied his landslide victory allegedly because school officials feared his activism in the Black Power movement.

Short bangs was a very popular hairstyle in the 1950s, favoured by women such as First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.

The Doda River or the Stod River is a river 79 kilometres (49 mi) long, which forms the Stod Valley in the Zanskar valley of the Ladakh region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The advertising slogan Made by robots, driven by humans was used by car manufacturer Nissan, a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan.

The female Tornier's forest toad, endemic to Tanzania in the forests and in agricultural areas adjoining forests at altitudes between 300 and 1,800 metres (980 and 5,910 ft) above sea level, is viviparous where the embryo develops inside the body of the mother and has been known to carry 35 young at one time.

In 2004, Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize which is awarded annually to honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.

Played by Australian actor Jonathan LaPaglia, Dr Patrick McNaughton is one of the main characters in the 2014 TV series Love Child an Australian television drama series that follows the lives of staff and residents at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and Stanton House in Sydney in 1969.

The U2 hit song With or Without You first appeared on their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, and was released on 9 March 1987 on Island Records.

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