Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Betty Grable Moment







Trivia Bits 06 April


  • The central stripe on the Bolivian flag is Yellow.
  • Butts are practice fields with mounds or earth used as targets in the sport of Archery.
  • ONA is the Australian intelligence agency and stands for The Office of National Assessments. ONA was established by the Office of National Assessments Act 1977 as an independent body directly accountable to the Prime Minister of Australia.
  • The first Melbourne Cup was held in 1861 on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, and was won by the horse Archer.
  • The Gaza Strip is bordered to the east and the north by Israel and the south west by Egypt.
  • First constructed in 1929, the State Farm Downtown Building in Bloomington, Illinois, features the intact 1951 office of company founder George J. Mecherle with approximately 90% of Mecherle's original material is still in the office.
  • In 1995, English writer and campaigner Jemima Goldsmith married Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan.
  • Australian musician, singer-songwriter, and actor Rick Springfield had a 1981 hit with the song Jessie’s Girl.
  • Georgia, a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, has a coastline on the Black Sea.
  • The Horn of Africa contains the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia jutting into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden.
  • The technical name for the lower jawbone is Mandible, a bone forming the skull with the cranium.
  • The pastry most commonly used to make spanakopita or spinach pie, a Greek savory pastry, is Filo or Phyllo pastry
  • Olive oil is used to make traditional pesto a sauce originating in northern Italy.
  • Australia’s longest river at 2,375 kilometres (1,476 mi) in length, The Murray River, meets the Southern Ocean at its mouth in Lake Alexandrina in South Australia
  • Originally using the pen-name of Richard Bachman for the 1982 novel Running Man was American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy writer Stephen King.
  • The music for the opera Don Giovanni, which premiered on October 29 1787, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • Jareth the Goblin King was played by English musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and arranger. David Bowie in the 1986 movie Labyrinth a 1986 British-American fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas.
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I is beneath the Paris monument – the Arc de Triomphe which honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.
  • The real surname of both Martin and Charlie Sheen is Estevez. Charlie is the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton. His paternal grandparents were immigrants from Spain and Ireland. Charlie Sheen has two older brothers, Emilio Estevez and Ramon Estevez, and a younger sister, RenĂ©e Estevez, all actors.
  • Christ the Redeemer (O Cristo Redentor) statue in Brazil was voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007.

Quotables 06 April