Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trivia Bits 23 September


Sooty Oystercatcher

A wading bird endemic to Australia and commonly found on its coastline, the Sooty Oystercatcher forages for two hours on either side of low tide.

Orazio and Carmelo Cantarella are best known for creating the Australian beverage Vittoria Coffee founded in Sydney in 1947, the business was established as an importer of Continental European foods and in 1958 they began roasting small amounts of premium Arabica coffee at their food importing premises in Sydney’s Haymarket.

The 1986 hit Danger Zone by US Singer Kenny Loggins comes from the American action drama film Top Gun which stars Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt.

Australian rock band INXS released the album Shabooh Shabooh in October 1982 and was the band’s third studio album with most tracks written by band members, Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence.

Record producer Phil Spector is credited with playing maracas on the 1964 Rolling Stones’ song Little by Little and was included on their debut album The Rolling Stones in April 1964.

The official nickname of the Australian women’s soccer team is the Matildas.

Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer DJ Avicii has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award for his work on "Sunshine" with David Guetta in 2012 and in 2013 for his song "Levels".

In 1985, Random House paid American novelist Karleen Koen $350,000 for the rights to Through a Glass Darkly, at the time a record sum for a new novelist.

Deimos and Phobos are small and irregularly shaped moons of the planet Mars

In Indian cuisine, bhatura and poli are types of bread with the bhatura being a fluffy deep-fried leavened bread from North India whilst poli being a traditional type of sweet flatbread.

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