Monday, September 15, 2014

Trivia Bits 15 September


theatre royal manchester

Located in the south-central part of North West England, the Theatre Royal (pictured) is the oldest surviving theatre building in Manchester opened in 1845 and was commissioned by Mancunian businessman John Knowles who wanted a theatre venue in the city.

The Asian capital city of Seoul, capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, lies on the banks of the Han River.

The Durian, a fruit native to South-east Asia, has been described as emitting an odour similar to rotten onions or raw sewerage.

When Italian chef Nadia Santini's restaurant Dal Pescatore was awarded three Michelin stars in 1996, she was the first female chef in Italy so honoured.

The tadpoles of the Sri Lanka rock frog and the Kirtisinghe's rock frog are often found on wet rocks near mountain streams.

The chemical element of silver has the Latin name of argentum.

Australian television soap opera Echo Point aired from 1 June 1995 until 1 December 1995 focusing on several families and teenagers in a coastal community, and a key on-going storyline concerned renewed interest in a long-unsolved local murder mystery.

In the 1950 novel for children by C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is set in the fictional land of Narnia, a land in which some animals can talk, mythical beasts abound, and magic is common.

Premièred on 5 January 1953 in the Théâtre de Babylone, Paris, the play Waiting for Godot was written by Samuel Beckett in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot.

The title character in the 2013 movie Philomena was Judy Dench and co-starred Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark and was written and directed by Steven Frears.

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