Sunday, January 11, 2015

Trivia Bits 11 January


Portia de Rossi

In the American television sitcom Arrested Development, Australian-American actress, model and philanthropist, Portia de Rossi (pictured) plays the character Lindsay Bluth Funke.

The 13th-century Old French Roman d'Alexandre en prose, one of many medieval "Alexander romances", describes the adventures of Alexander the Great, including flying into the air and travelling under the sea.

Onika Maraj is the real name of American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality Niki Minaj.

American novelist and essayist Jonathan Franzen wrote the 2010 novel Freedom which follows several members of an American family, the Berglunds, as well as their close friends and lovers, as complex and troubled relationships unfold over many years.

The superhero, Iron Man (Tony Stark), has a magnetic chest plate to keep shrapnel from reaching his heart.

British psychological crime drama television series Luther starring Idris Elba as the title character Detective Chief Inspector John Luther started screening from 4 May to 8 June 2010 with second series in 2011 and the third series in 2013.

Tom Chick is a prolific games journalist and Hollywood actor who has a degree in divinity from Harvard Divinity School.

Tropical, footprint-shaped Diego Garcia coral atoll is home to a large US military support base is located south of the equator in the central Indian Ocean.

Completed on 20 October 2004, Golden Resources Mall in Beijing, the second-largest shopping mall in the world with a total area of 6 million square feet (557,419 square metres) over six floors, has attracted as few as 20 shoppers in an hour.

There are two collective nouns for a group of cockroaches - a swarm of cockroaches and an intrusion of cockroaches.

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