Monday, October 13, 2014

Trivia Bits 13 October



2,000 years ago, the Ampersand (pictured) was once an actual letter which followed the letter Z in the Latin alphabet when the Romans shortened the word ‘and’ by combining the letters E and T to form the ampersand.

Coming from the Latin word concutere meaning to shake violently is the brain injury known as concussion which is the most common type of traumatic brain injury.

New Zealand-born actor and comedian based in Australia, Alan Brough is best known for his role on the Australian music-themed comedic television quiz show Spicks & Specks.

The Degenerate Art Exhibition (Die Ausstellung "Entartete Kunst") was an art exhibition organized by Adolf Ziegler and the Nazi Party in Munich from 19 July to 30 November 1937 presenting 650 works of art, confiscated from German museums and galleries, and was attempting to discredit modern art, which Hitler declared to be degenerate.

Directing the 1955 classic movie starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly To Catch a Thief was Alfred Hitchcock.

The Nullarbor Links Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 golf course, said to be "the World's Longest Golf course", situated along 1,365 kilometres of the Eyre Highway that crosses the southern coast of Australia in two states (Western Australia and South Australia), notably crossing the Nullarbor Plain at the head of the Great Australian Bight.

Michael Nolan, Baron Nolan, a judge in the United Kingdom, was the first chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life set up in October 1994 whose terms of reference were to examine current concerns about standards of conduct of all holders of public office, including arrangements relating to financial and commercial activities, and make recommendations as to any changes in present arrangements which might be required to ensure the highest standards of propriety in public life.

Megyn Price plays Audrey Bingham, editor at Indoor Living magazine and an assertive, modern wife, in the 2007 American sitcom Rules of Engagement.

Davenport, Tasmania is located at the mouth of the Mersey River on Bass Strait with whitewater rafting being popular on the river.

Famous American professional golfer Tiger Woods refers to his ethnic make-up as Cablinasian - a syllabic abbreviation he coined from Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and Asian.

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