Sunday, December 7, 2014

Trivia Bits 07 December


Emperor Jimmu

Emperor Jimmu (pictured) is a major figure on the history of the Asian country of Japan and is regarded as the first Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession with his accession traditionally dated to 660 BC.

American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur Sergey Brin, born in the Soviet Union in 1973, is best known as a co-founder with Larry Page of Google.

American television sitcom Happy Days with the first-run airing from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, presenting an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States with American actress Erin Moran playing Joanie Cunningham, the daughter of Howard and Marion Cunningham, and the younger sister of Chuck Cunningham and Richie Cunningham.

Built in the second century CE, the porticoes of the Great Colonnade at Apamea in the Orontes River valley in north-western Syria were paved with mosaics along the full 2-kilometre (1.2 mi) stretch.

The 1978 British thriller film directed by Anthony Page Absolution was not released in the United States until 1988, four years after the death of its star Richard Burton; Absolution co-starred Dai Bradley, Dominic Guard and the Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, in his debut film role.

The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world flowing for 6,418 kilometres (3,988 mi) from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai.

Pablo Picasso painted the 1932 Nude, Green Leaves and Bust featuring his mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter and on May 4, 2010, the painting was sold at Christies in New York City, with the winning bid was taken via telephone for $95 million and when including the buyer's premium, the price reached US$106.5 million.

In 1964, American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul Merv Griffin created the long running TV game show Jeopardy.

Released in 2004 was the debut album That’s What I’m Talking About from Shannon Noll, an Australian singer who first came to prominence as runner-up of the first series of Australian Idol (2003) which led to him being signed to Sony BMG.

Broome, situated on the Great Northern Highway, some 2300 Km ( 1400 miles ) north of Perth, Western Australia, is an increasingly popular tourist destination since it is ideally located as a base for exploring the Kimberley region, home of the Bungle Bungles and close to coastland and beaches including famed Cable Beach.

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