Saturday, February 7, 2015

Trivia Bits 07 February


double bass

The cello is not the largest instrument in the string section of an orchestra – the double bass (pictured) is!

The main ingredients of popular dessert crème caramel are sugar, milk, cream and eggs.

Snowy (French: Milou) is a fictional character in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé and is a white wire fox terrier who is a companion to Tintin, the series' protagonist. Snowy is a central character in all Tintin stories and debuted on 10 January 1929.

The real first name of the children’s character Doc McStuffens, a 2012 animated pre-school children's television series of the same name, is Dottie.

Directed by Harry Watt Target for Tonight was a 1941 documentary filmed, acted, and written by the Royal Air Force all while under fire and went on to win an honorary Academy Award in 1942.

The 1993 novel The Virgin Suicides, the debut novel by American writer Jeffrey Eugenides, features Lux, Therese, Mary, Bonnie and Cecilia Lisbon who are the daughters in a Catholic family living in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in the 1970s.

The ancient remains found in Lake Mungo were discovered in the 1969 - 1974 in the Australian state of New South Wales specifically the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes Region.

For portraying both Rama and Sita in the 1917 silent film Lanka Dahan, Anna Hari Salunke is credited with playing the first double role in Indian cinema with Anna being an Indian actor who performed female roles in early Indian cinema and also a cinematographer.

The 2012 American television police procedural series starring Mary McDonnell Major Crimes is a spin-off of the 2005 TV series The Closer starring Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief who has a reputation as a Closer — an interrogator who not only solves a case, but obtains confessions that lead to convictions.

With nearly 9.5 million active reserve and paramilitary personnel, North Korea reportedly has the largest military organisation.

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