Friday, January 16, 2015

Trivia Bits 16 January


Troll Satellite Station

The Norwegian Troll Satellite Station (pictured) in Antarctica's Queen Maud Land is one of only two ground stations capable of communicating with all low Earth orbit satellites.

Dominic West is best known for his role as Detective Jimmy McNulty in The Wire an American crime drama 2002 television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland.

Matches were so prized during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914–1917 that third officer Alfred Cheetham offered a bottle of champagne for one which was to be paid when Cheetham opened his pub in Hull after World War I, unfortunately it was never paid as Cheetham was killed while serving as Second Officer on the S.S. Prunelle (London) when the Prunelle was torpedoed in the North Sea.

Hibernia is the Classical Latin name for the island of Ireland with the name Hibernia taken from Greek geographical accounts.

The second smallest planet in our solar system is Mars which is named after the Roman god of war and often described as the "Red Planet" because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.

Al-Mushannaf, a village in southern Syria, has a well-preserved Roman prostyle temple, dating to the first century BC that was dedicated to Zeus and Athena.

In 1987, Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter Jimmy Barnes released his third studio album titled Freight Train Heart released in Australia by Mushroom Records and in early 1988 in the United States by Geffen.

Orcs & Humans is part of the game series World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game first released on November 23, 2004.

Bamaga is a small town about 40 km. from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia and 2,677 km (1,663 mi) NW of Brisbane.

The Dolly Varden Mountains are located in the US state of Nevada and have the highest point of 2,251 m (7,385 ft) and are an isolated mountain range in eastern Nevada off of US 93 Alt.

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