Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Trivia Bits 07 October


H. G. Wells

Science fiction novella by H. G. Wells (pictured), published in 1895, The Time Machine features the Morlocks and the Eloi.

Hurricane Bob was the first male name ever used for a hurricane in the Atlantic basin bringing moderate damage to portions of the United States Gulf Coast and areas farther inland in July 1979.

In the 2011 American horror black comedy mockumentary television series Death Valley, UTF stands for Undead Task Force with the TV series only lasting for one season of 12 episodes.

American physician, psychiatrist, surgeon, and pioneer in the fields of organ transplantation and addiction treatment, Dr. James West, the founding medical director of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, in 1982, was an alcoholic when he was a student and later wrote as a newspaper columnist about alcoholism and alcohol abuse.

Timbuktu is a city in the West African nation of Mali situated 20 km (12 mi) north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert.

Diamonds are mined at the Argyle mine in Western Australia which is located in the East Kimberley region in the remote north of Western Australia being the largest diamond producer in the world by volume.

YooHoo and Friends an American2011 animated television series based on plush toys that features Lemmee and the Pookees.

Black pepper, native to south India, is a flowering vine cultivated for its fruit, which is dried and used as a spice and seasoning and is known as a peppercorn when dried and accounts for approximately 39% of all spices traded worldwide.

Australian Football League, AFL, player Gary Ablett won the Coleman Medal in 1993, 1994 and 1995 and is awarded to player who kicks the most goals in home-and-away matches in that year.

Originally opened on April 1, 1912 Manseibashi Station in Tokyo was rebuilt after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake destroyed the original station building, and a simpler station building was erected in its place and the Railway Museum moved into Manseibashi Station in 1936.

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