Thursday, September 11, 2014

Trivia Bits 11 September


Coober Pedy 001

South Australian town of Coober Pedy (pictured), often referred to as the Opal City of the World holds an annual Opal festival in April.

The measurement in length of line from the centre to the perimeter of a circle is the radius with the name coming from Latin radius, meaning "ray" but also the spoke of a chariot wheel.

Versace, a famous high-end Italian fashion house founded by renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1978, has a classic logo consisting of the head of Medusa, a Greek woman transformed into a monster by the goddess Athena for her wrongdoings and evoking sheer authority, attractiveness and fatal fascination - three basic attributes of Medusa.

The 1982 album Love Over Gold was released by Dire Straits a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).

Ancient Carthage was located on the continents of Africa and Europe and was a Semitic civilization centred on the Phoenician city-state of Carthage, located in North Africa on the Gulf of Tunis, outside what is now Tunis, Tunisia founded in 814 BC.

British BBC legal drama television series Judge John Deed debuted on 9 January 2001 and aired for six years starring Martin Shaw as Sir John Deed, a High Court judge who tries to seek real justice in the cases before him and also stars Jenny Seagrove as the barrister Jo Mills, frequently the object of Deed's desire.

Chekha Dar is the highest peak in Iraq being claimed to be 3,611 metres high in the CIA World Factbook, is 6 kilometres north of the village of Gundah Zhur and is on the border with Iran.

The second longest serving Australian Prime Minister is John Howard who was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007.

In the 2014 Australian TV series Fat Tony & Co, Tony Mokbel is played by Australian actor Robert Mammone and focuses on convicted drug baron Tony Mokbel, the manhunt which lasted 18 months leading to his 2007 arrest in Athens, Greece and the dismantling of a drug empire.

The Flemish Synagogue one of the synagogues of Gibraltar was built at the turn of the nineteenth century on Line Wall Road, due to the request of some congregants for a return to more formal, Dutch customs.

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