Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Trivia Bits 15 October


Three Sisters

Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedo are a rock formation better known as the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains' best known sites, towering above the Jamison Valley.

Often wearing a clock around his neck is William Johnathon Drayton Jr. better known as rapper Flavor Fav who is a classically trained pianist, and also plays the guitar and drums.

The largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area is Saudi Arabia whose capital is Riyadh situated in the centre of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5,254,560 people, and the urban centre of a region with a population of close to 7 million people.

Established in 2006, Carnegie Mellon University has a campus situated in Adelaide, South Australia with students, faculty and staff from more than 29 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific, United States of America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

The flag of Laos consists of three horizontal stripes, middle blue strip is twice the height of the top and bottom red stripes with in the middle a white disc, the diameter of the disc is 0.8 times the height of the blue stripe being adopted in 1975, when the country became a people's republic and it is one of the few Communist flags that does not use the five-pointed star as an emblem.

The Atlas Mountains is a mountain range across the north-western stretch of Africa extending about 2,500 km (1,600 mi) through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia with the highest peak being Toubkal, with an elevation of 4,165 metres (13,665 ft) in south-western Morocco.

The Ouachita Dusky Salamander, the Fourche Mountain Salamander, and the Rich Mountain Salamander are all endemic to the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Baby Alive dolls, that eats, drinks, wets and in some cases messes, were originally made and introduced in 1973by Kenner, an American toy company founded in 1947 by brothers, Albert, Phillip, and Joseph L. Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Finland hosts an annual world wife-carrying championship with the contest is rooted in the legend of Ronkainen the Robber, said in the 19th century to have testing aspiring members of his gang by forcing them to lug sacks of grain or live animals over a similar course or may stem from an even earlier tribal practice of wife-stealing.

Released on October 25, 1968, on Reprise Records, Electric Ladyland was the final studio album of the band The Jimi Hendrix Experience being the only one of the band's LPs that was produced by Jimi Hendrix.

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