Friday, February 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 February


truman capote

Truman Streckfus Persons known as Truman Capote (pictured) was an American author, screenwriter and playwright, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labelled a "nonfiction novel."

Until sometime after the Norman Conquest when the capital was moved to London, Winchester was the capital city of England.

The European city-state of The Vatican is the world’s smallest official country.

Venetian architect Girolamo Sartorio, the brother of composer Antonio Sartorio, designed the first German public opera house, the Oper am Gänsemarkt in Hamburg built in 1678.

The Penguin’s alter ego is Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot and is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books published by DC Comics in the Batman comic series.

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger with the novel beginning with one of its most oft-quoted lines Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Born in Amsterdam, New York, Issur Danielovitch is better known as an American film and stage actor, film producer and author Kirk Douglas.

Florence Nightingale was known to have an owl that she carried around in her pocket which she rescued as an owlet while at the Parthenon in Athens, Greece in 1850 which who she named Athena after the Greek goddess of war and wisdom.

2010 Danish one-hour political drama television series Borgen tells the story of charismatic politician Birgitte Nyborg who unexpectedly becomes the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. "Borgen" ("the Castle") is the nickname of Christiansborg Palace, which houses all three of Denmark's branches of government: the Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court.

A lusophone is someone who speaks the Portuguese language either as a native speaker, as an additional language, or as a learner with Lusophone countries incluinge Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Macau.

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