Saturday, January 10, 2015

Trivia Bits 10 January


Melanie Vallejo

Playing Sophie Wong in the 2011 Australian television drama series Winners & Losers is actress Melanie Vallejo (pictured), a native Australian of Filipino, Spanish and Ukrainian descent.

The collection of the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas of Madrid has some 40,000 items, from Ming and Qing dynasty porcelains to Granadian silk, Moroccan embroidery, and Turkish inkpots.

The filly Saucy Sue won the 1000 Guineas, the Epsom Oaks, and the Coronation Stakes in 1925, helping Lord Astor become Britain's champion owner that season.

In 1967, British trainer of racehorses Jack Jarvis became the first horse trainer to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to horse racing.

Five dice are used in the standard game of Yahtzee marketed under the name of Yahtzee by U.S. toymaker and game entrepreneur Edwin S. Lowe in 1956.

George Harrison, member of The Beatles, released an autobiographic work I, Me, Mine in 1980 originally as a hand-bound, limited edition book of 2000 signed copies and was later released in hardback and paperback editions by W H Allen in London and by Simon and Schuster in New York.

A renal calculus is better known as a Kidney Stone.

The World Boxing Council stripped American boxer Riddick Bowe of his heavyweight champion title in December 1992 after Bowe dumped the World Boxing Council title belt into a trash can in London.

Perth, the capital of the largest state in Australia, has a Mediterranean climate with Indian Ocean beaches close by, the Darling Range to the east and sits on the foreshores of the Swan River which is almost 1 mile (1.5km) at its widest section.

Casa Batllo in Barcelona, a remodel of a previously built house redesigned in 1904, is one of the most famous buildings by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi.

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