Monday, September 22, 2014

Trivia Bits 22 September


snow white and the seven dwarfs 1937

In the 1937 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (poster pictured) , the only two dwarves whose names did not end in y were Bashful and Doc.

The European country of Germany is often referred to as the land of poets and thinkers.

To defenestrate someone, you will have thrown out of a window or a usually swift dismissal or expulsion as from a political party or office.

Former Australian professional surf lifesaver Trevor Hendy won the Australian Ironman Championships six times during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

Canadian wheelchair basketball player Patrick Anderson retired in 2008 to become a musician, but returned to win his third Paralympic gold medal at London 2012.

In a deck of cards, the King of Hearts is often called the suicide king because he appears to be sticking his sword into his head.

The Zagros Mountains form the largest mountain range in the countries of Iran and Iraq.

White Christmas is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. All other versions of the song, along with Bing Crosby's, has estimated sales over 100 million copies.

The shovelnose salamander and the blackbelly salamander both live in the Appalachian Mountains in eastern North America, but the former feeds exclusively in water while the latter mainly forages on land.

American actress Holly Hunter won the Best Actress Oscar in 1993 for her role in The Piano for which she also won BAFTA and Golden Globe Award among other awards.

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