Friday, September 12, 2014

Trivia Bits 12 September


Tim Winton

Australian novelist and short story writer Tim Winton (pictured) wrote the series of novels featuring the character Lockie Leonard who is a fictional character in a series of children's novels written from 1990 to 1997.

In geological terms, the Cretaceous period followed the Jurassic which extended from 201.3± 0.6 Ma (million years ago) to 145± 4 Ma.

American writer and an influential editor, Sarah Josepha Hale is best known for having written in 1830 the nursery rhyme Mary had a Little Lamb.

In 2008, the only songs to spend two weeks at number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs chart were Madonna's 4 Minutes, featuring Justin Timberlake, and Donna Summer's Stamp Your Feet.

The Meredith Music Festival is a three-day outdoor music festival held every December at the "Supernatural Amphitheatre", a natural amphitheatre located on private farmland near the town of Meredith in Victoria, Australia that is a self-funded, non-commercial event that was first held in 1991.

Lonesome Dove is a 1985 Pulitzer Prize–winning western novel written by American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter Larry McMurtry.

The Anglo-Saxon Bamburgh Sword is thought to be unique due being formed by six strands of iron and pattern welded into a blade, resulting in speculation that it may have been the sword of a king in the 7th century and is on display at Bramburgh Castle in Northumberland, England.

Pre-Tolstojan refers to the oldest period in the history of planet Mercury from its moment of formation.

Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer starring Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients.

The Sovereign Hill open air museum depicts the first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 in the Victorian city of Ballarat and was officially opened on 29 November 1970 and has become an Australian nationally acclaimed tourist attraction.

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