Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 January


The Iguaza Falls

With a fall of 60–82 metres (197–269 ft), The Iguaza Falls (pictured) lies on the border of Brazil and Argentina.

Mildred Roper was a fictional character from the British sitcoms Man About The House (1973 – 1976) and George and Mildred (1976 – 1979) and was portrayed by English actress Yootha Joyce.

The flag of Myanmar (Burma) is a horizontal tricolour flag of yellow, green and red charged with a five-pointed white star in the middle of the field and was adopted on 21 October 2010.

Founded in 1989, U.S.-based television production company Zodiac Entertainment intentionally avoided references to American culture in its shows including the environmentalism-themed Widget, the comedic Mr. Bogus, and Twinkle, the Dream Being.

In 1961, India gained control of Goa from Portugal after 450 years of being part of Portuguese India.

In 1958, famous New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Hilary made it to the South Pole as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

The White City of Tel Aviv refers to a collection of over 4,000 Bauhaus or International style buildings built in Tel Aviv from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who emigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine after the rise of the Nazis.

American stage and screen actress Tyne Daly appeared in American TV series Cagney & Lacey as Detective Mary Beth Lacey, Judging Amy as Maxine Gray and as Alice Henderson in Christy.

In June 2000, Bangladesh became the tenth Test cricket playing nation playing their inaugural Test match, hosting India in Dhaka in November of that year.

The single known specimen of Houston's Whitebeam, a hybrid of two deciduous trees, the Common Whitebeam and the Bristol Whitebeam, grows on a cliff below Stokeleigh Camp at Leigh Woods in North Somerset UK and cannot be accessed without ropes.

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