Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trivia Bits 09 October



Australian billionaire, businessman, politician, political activist and politician, Clive Palmer (pictured), opened a dinosaur park at Palmer Coolum Resort a on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland in December 2013 after naming it Palmersaurus.

Three Men and a Baby a 1987 comedy film starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, and Nancy Travis, and directed by Leonard Nimoy was the biggest American box office hit of that year grossing US$167 million in the US alone and also winning the 1988 People's Choice Award for Favourite Comedy Motion Picture.

There are 100 tiles in the English language Scrabble set designed by Alfred Mosher Butts and published in 1938 by James Brunot.

The first of a 2012 record-breaking 26 consecutive formation loops performed by British aerobatic team The Blades based at the Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire with blind bank manager Mike Newman taking control for the beginning of the stunt before co-pilot Myles Garland resumed control for the other loops.

If having a luxating patella, it is the knee cap that is moving.

The Hindu Kush mountain range is located between the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan with the highest point being Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

South Australian Adelaide Zoo as of April 2014 has approximately 300 species of animals in its display.

Among the best known religious sites in Beijing is the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan), located in southeastern Beijing, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties made visits for annual ceremonies of prayers to Heaven for good harvest.

A novella is a written work that is longer than a short story but shorter than a novel.

The 1984 novel Hating Alison Ashley by Robin Klein features the character Erica Yurken played by Saskia Burmeister in the 2005 movie directed by Geoff Bennett and also starring Australian international singing star Delta Goodrem in the title role of Alison Ashley.

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