Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trivia Bits 14 September


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

As described in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (pictured), Famine rides the black horse.

Set in Chiswick in west London My Family is an eleven series British sitcom starring Robert Lindsay as Ben Harper, Zoë Wanamaker as his wife.

The annual Australian Day Balnarring Cup horse race is held in Victoria, Australia, in the south-eastern Mornington Peninsula.

A blog, a truncation of the expression web log, is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order with the most recent post appears first. Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject but more recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited.

Between 2000 and 2004, British para-equestrian Deborah Criddle and Figaro IX were the first rider and horse pairing to win three gold medals at consecutive European, World and Paralympic competitions.

American Great Lakes freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29.

American attorney, author and diplomat best known as one of the leading China experts in the U.S. government John Van Antwerp MacMurray predicted the American war with Japan in a 1935 memorandum commissioned by the U.S. State Department.

Playing Ava Gardner in the 2004 movie The Aviator directed by Martin Scorsese was Kate Beckinsale whose co-stars included Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett.

Launched in 1931, pain reliever antacid Alka-Seltzer had the tagline Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is and was first marketed by the Dr. Miles Medicine Company.

Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf and Draculaura are part of the Monster High an American fashion doll franchise created by Mattel in July, 2010.

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