Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Trivia Bits 03 February


Francis Drake

Captaining the Golden Hind on its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580 was English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era, Francis Drake (pictured).

Australian professional athlete Emma Moffatt is best known for competing in the triathalon winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and won the gold at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in 2009 and 2010.

Australian comedian actress Rebel Wilson had a major character in the 2012 movie Pitch Perfect  with a character called Fat Amy.

Carbon (from Latin: carbo "coal") is the chemical element with symbol C and atomic number 6 having several forms including graphite, diamond, and amorphous carbon. The physical properties graphite is opaque and black, is soft enough to form a streak on paper, hence its name, from the Greek word "γράφω" which means "to write", and is a very good conductor of electricity.

The 2014 Winter Olympics was officially opened by Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.

Spanish painter Diego Velazquez was a prominent artist from the Baroque period and was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.

The original Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.

The tricuspid valve is found on the right dorsal side of the heart, between the right atrium and the right ventricle with the function to prevent back flow of blood into the right atrium.

American film and television actress Lara Flynn Boyle’s first major role was Donna Hayward in the TV series Twin Peaks an American television serial drama that follows an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee).

Open to three year olds, the annual Australian Derby Thoroughbred horse race at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia is held in the month of April.

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