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We Three Kings


Three Kings Altarpiece - Hans Baldun Grien (1507)

Three Kings Altarpiece - Hans Baldun Grien (1507)

Trivia Bits 14 December


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With a production budget of $300 million, the 2007 English fantasy adventure film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (poster pictured) is the most expensive movie ever made to 2013, even after adjusting for inflation.

The two largest emirates by population in the United Arab Emirates are Dubai and Dhabi.

Legendary Mozambican-born football forward, Eusébio da Silva Ferreira represented Portugal in International games and who, during his professional career, scored 733 goals in 745 matches.

American legal dramedy Boston Legal aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008 and was a spin-off of long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt.

Created by the Rome Statute which came into force on 1 July 2002, The International Criminal Court is situated in the Netherlands to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

Rakija is a popular alcoholic beverage in Southeast Europe produced by distillation of fermented fruit generally with an alcohol content of 40% ABV.

Serenade No. 10 for winds by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is scored for twelve wind instruments and double bass and consists of seven movements and probably composed in 1781 or 1782 and is often known by the subtitle Gran Partita.

The semi-precious stone lapis lazuli is deep blue in colour and was being mined in the Sar-i Sang mines and in other mines in the Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan as early as the 7th millennium BC.

The Golden Grove Mine, producing copper, lead, silver, zinc and gold is in the Australian state of Western Australia and located 52 km south-south-east of Yalgoo.

The Lambeth Homilies are a collection of homilies found in a manuscript (MS Lambeth 487) in the Lambeth Palace Library in Lambeth, England containing seventeen sermons and is notable for being one of the latest examples of Old English, written 1185–1225.

Turophobia is the fear of the commonly eaten food of Cheese and the word being derived from Greek τυρός - turos, cheese and φόβος - phobos, fear.

Keep Calm 11 More Days



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Marc Chagall (1887-1985) - Holy Family, oil on canvas, 1975-76

Holy Family- Marc Chagall 1975-76

Quotables 14 December