Monday, October 20, 2014

Trivia Bits 20 October


Amazon Web

American Internet entrepreneur and investor Jeff Bezos founded (logo pictured) in 1994.

2012 Paralympics competitor and Gold Coast Wheelchair Rugby Titans captain Ben Newton was a member of the undefeated 2011 Australia national wheelchair rugby team.

In the English proverb, necessity is considered to be the mother of invention.

First aired from 1999 to 2005 American crime drama series Third Watch was set and filmed in New York City, and with an ensemble cast of characters the storylines cantered on the lives of police officers of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the firefighters and paramedics of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), all working the same fictional precinct during the 3pm to 11pm shift - the Third Watch.

The Sinhalese people are native to the island country of Sri Lanka with the Sinhalese identity based on language, historical heritage and religion.

In the comic strip created by Jim Davis in 1978, Garfield’s teddy bear is named Pooky.

Jan Nepomucen Głowacki, considered the father of the Polish school of landscape painting, was the first to devote an entire series of works to the Tatra Mountains starting in 1836 on the series.

The freezing point of water on the Fahrenheit scale is 32.9.

Despite early concerns that the course at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster, England would be too long for Black Jester, the colt won the 1914 St. Leger Stakes by five lengths and set a new record time.

Salma Hayek was executive producer from 2006 to 2010 of the American comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty starring America Ferrara as Betty Suarez.

British swimmer James Crisp has won medals in every different competitive stroke style in varying Paralympic Games.

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