Sunday, September 28, 2014

Trivia Bits 28 September


steinway and sons piano

Founded 1853 in Manhattan in New York City, Steinway & Sons is best known for the making of pianos (pictured) of high quality and for its influential inventions within the area of piano development with the company holding a royal warrant by appointment to Queen Elizabeth II.

US actor Charles Bronson played vigilante Paul Kersey in the Death Wish series of movies with the first in the series Death Wish released in 1974.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States being officially sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association on its foundation in 1954, and recognized by the International Tennis Federation in 1986.

In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the celestial body, the moon, as well as goddess of the hunt and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals.

In the Kinks' song Sitting in My Hotel, singer and songwriter Ray Davies muses about the cost of stardom in terms of loneliness and losing touch with his roots and was released on the Kink’s 1972 album Everybody's in Show-Biz.

The Kakadu National Park in Northern territory, Australia, was declared under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 (NPWC Act) in three stages between 1979 and 1991 and with the Aboriginal people have occupied the Kakadu area continuously for at least 40,000 years it is renowned for the richness of its Aboriginal cultural sites with more than 5,000 recorded art sites illustrating Aboriginal culture over thousands of years.

In November 2013, 22 year old Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen defeated Indian chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013.

The Ganges River, a trans-boundary river, flows through India and Bangladesh and is the most sacred river to Hindus.

There are five players on each side of an indoor field hockey team and is indoor variant of "traditional" outdoor field hockey.

American singer-songwriter, musician and parodist, Weird Al Yankovic was noted for parodies of popular songs including in 1988 Fat a parody of the Michael Jackson hit Bad, also Eat It a 1984 parody of Michael’s Beat It both of which had Michael Jackson’s approval.

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