Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Trivia Bits 10 March


 Montebello Genocide Memorial

Opened in April 1968, The Montebello Genocide Memorial (pictured), the largest Armenian Genocide memorial in the United States, is a monument in Montebello, California, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915–23.

In the game of Poker, a Flush is a hand containing five cards of the same suit not in sequence.

The first Australian woman to direct a Hollywood movie was Gillian Armstrong after being approached by the American film company MGM to finance her direction of a big-budget feature, which became Mrs. Soffel (1984) starring Mel Gibson and Diane Keaton.

Playing Thor’s love interest in the 2013 movie Thor: The Dark World was Natalie Portman as Dr Jane Foster.

Russian-born American artist, painter, designer, and illustrator Roman Chatov painted the silk scarf that caused American dancer Isadora Duncan's accidental death in 1927 when the silk scarf, draped around her neck, became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle, breaking her neck.

The textile calico originated in India and is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached, and often not fully processed, cotton.

In the sport of fencing you would wear a lame electrically conductive jacket.

English surgeon John Freke was the first ophthalmic surgeon when in 1727 the Governors of St Bartholomew's Hospital, London decided that there was a requirement for some surgeons to be specialists, and Freke was appointed to deal with diseases of the eye, becoming the first ophthalmic surgeon.

If a ship is a collier, it carries coal.

Erwin Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German Field Marshal of World War II where he earned the respect of both his own troops and his enemies.

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