Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trivia Bits 21 October


ruby ring

The traditional stone gift for a fortieth wedding anniversary is a ruby (ring pictured).

A Heya is a place and organisation where people involved in Sumo train and live with all wrestlers in professional sumo must belong to one.

When referring to a magazine title, the initials GQ stand for Gentlemen’s Quarterly which is an American monthly men's magazine focusing on fashion, style, and culture for men, through articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and books.

In musical notation the term ritardando means to gradually slow down and is generally abbreviated as rit. or ritard.

Vaduz is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein, the seat of the national parliament and is believed to have been founded circa 1322 by the Counts of Werdenberg.

An exhibition hall located in Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain, Palacio de Velázquez by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco was built for the 1883 Exposición Nacional de Minería, with ceramic tiles by Daniel Zuloaga.

An 1853 expedition led by French Canadian merchant and explorer of the American Southwest François Xavier Aubry discovered that the Indians of northern Arizona manufactured bullets from gold.

Quito, the capital of Ecuador is in the Southern Hemisphere and is a World Cultural Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1978.

The wife of Zeus and queen of the gods was Hera whose chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage.

Airing between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011 Australian television drama series City Homicide was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne with the main characters six detectives, who solve the murder cases, and their three superior officers and starred Australian stand-up comedian, award winning actor and a television host Shane Bourne as Detective Senior Sergeant Stanley Wolfe.

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