Sunday, September 21, 2014

Trivia Bits 21 September


Komodo dragon

The largest living species of lizard is the Komodo dragon (pictured) found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar and can grow to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) and weigh up to approximately 70 kilograms (150 lb).

Found during archaeological excavations at Duvensee near Klinkrade (Herzogtum Lauenburg) Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in 1926, The Duvensee paddle on display at the Archaeological Museum Hamburg is the world's second oldest known paddle.

Mary-Louise Parker is best known for her lead role as Nancy Botwin in the 2005 TV series Weeds, an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan.

The musical term con amore means tenderly and lovingly.

By the time of his death in 1764 BC, Yarim-Lim I, king of Yamhad, modern-day Aleppo, Syria, was said to be the mightiest ruler in the Near East outside of Egypt.

The Lombok Strait separates Lombok from the Indonesian island of Bali and connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.

The Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement was a violent anti-foreign and anti-Christian movement which took place in China towards the end of the Qing dynasty between 1898 and 1900.

A royal residence in London, situated on The Mall, in the City of Westminster, Clarence House was the residence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002.

Patsy Stone is the name of Joanna Lumley’s character in Absolutely Fabulous a BBC television sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders with the first three series broadcast on the BBC from 1992 to 1995.

British ocean liner, holder of the Blue Riband and briefly the world's biggest ship, RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat, causing the deaths of 1,198 passengers and crew on May 7, 1915.

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