Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trivia Bits 22 October


Smoky Dawson

Releasing his first single in 1941 and his last album in 2005, Smoky Dawson (pictured) is considered as Australia’s first singing cowboy complete with yodel, in the style of Gene Autry.

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Sukhanand became an umpire after retiring as a player and was the first international cricket umpire from the city of Vadodara, and second from the Indian state of Gujarat.

Al-Hanajira was one of the five principal Bedouin tribes inhabiting the Negev Desert between Gaza and Beersheba prior to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and was expelled to the Gaza Strip during that period.

While doing a genealogy show, Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010), Eva Longoria she discovered that she is related to cellist Yo-Yo Ma after turning out that Eva is 7% Asian and shares a common ancestor with Ma in the last 250 years.

Set in Peckham in south London, starring English actor David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek "Del Boy" Trotter Only Fools and Horses is a British sitcom originally broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1981 to 1991.

Originating in 2004 in the United Kingdom Supernanny is a reality TV programme about parents struggling with their children's behaviour featuring professional nanny Jo Frost, who devotes each episode to helping a family where the parents are struggling with their child-rearing and through instruction and observation, shows the parents alternative ways to discipline their children and regain order in their households

The Black Echo is the 1992 debut novel by American author of detective novels and other crime fiction Michael Connelly and won the Mystery Writer's of America Edgar Award in 1992.

Establishing the first democracy in 508 – 507 BCE was the country of Greece.

The Macaque is a species of primates with ranging from Japan to Afghanistan and, in the case of the barbary macaque, to North Africa.

The Mayan ruins in Belize called Nim Li Punit take their name from the "big hat" headdress on an 8th century stela which is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected as a monument, very often for funerary or commemorative purposes.

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