Sunday, January 25, 2015

Trivia Bits 25 January


Mia Mia Bridge

The Mia Mia Bridge (pictured) across Australia's Campaspe River was built in 1868 with wrought iron trusses recovered from a sunken ship Herald of the Morning which at the end of its second voyage to Australia in 1859, at the bottom of Hobsons Bay near Melbourne .

In 1997, American actress, model, singer and producer Sarah Jessica Parker married American film, stage and voice actor Matthew Broderick.

The town of Muzayrib in southern Syria served as the first major resting place along the Hajj caravan route from Damascus to Mecca during the Ottoman era.

Hillsong Church is a Pentecostal megachurch located in Sydney, New South Wales being founded in 1983 as the Hills Christian Life Centre and now with over 30,000 people attending services each week.

The Yarrabubba crater is located in Western Australia and is an eroded remnant of a former impact crater, situated in the northern Yilgarn Craton between the towns of Sandstone and Meekatharra, central Western Australia.

The pool ball that is white with a red stripe is numbered eleven.

Charles M Schulz is best known as the creator of the comic strip Peanuts which featured the characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown, making its first appearance on October 2, 1950, in seven newspapers.

The Pentland Firth separates the Orkney Islands from Caithness in the north of Scotland.

The Gettlinge gravefield, in the southwest portion of the island of Öland, Sweden, contains a stone ship, made of standing stones in the shape of the traditional Viking sailing vessel

The metal mercury is always needed to make amalgam which is a substance formed by the reaction of mercury with another metal with Silver-mercury amalgams are important in dentistry.

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