Monday, February 2, 2015

Trivia Bits 02 February


Holy Rosary Cathedral

The eight bells in Vancouver's Holy Rosary Cathedral (pictured) were originally cast at the Fonderie Paccard in Annecy-le-Vieux, Savoy, France and were blessed on October 21, 1900 and after being sent back for re-tuning were eventually installed and rung in 1906.

The sport of Real Tennis has the areas of grille penthouse, service penthouse, side penthouse and dedans penthouse and is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of lawn tennis, usually simply called tennis, is descended.

Bibliomania is an obsessive–compulsive disorder involving the collecting of books to the point where social relations or health are damaged, and in which the mere fact that an object is a book is sufficient for it to be collected or loved.

Colin Firth stars as Eric Lomax in the 2013 war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky The Railway Man with Nicole Kidman playing his wife, Patti, and is an adaptation of the bestselling autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax.

According to legend, an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of the English city of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.

The only country in the world that commences with the 17th letter of the alphabet is Qatar.

The Goat Puzzle in the 1996 adventure game Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is considered by many to be one of the hardest video game puzzles of all time.

British singer-songwriter Pixie Lott co-wrote the song "You Broke My Heart" for Alexandra Burke's debut studio album Overcome in 2009.

A rhesus macaque is a monkey that is native to northern India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Afghanistan, Vietnam, southern China, and some neighbouring areas.

Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 debut album was Left of the Middle which went on to secure Imbruglia three Grammy nominations, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the lead single Torn, and Best New Artist.

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