Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Trivia Bits 11 March


Joan Crawford

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland is better known by her stage name of Joan Crawford (pictured). 

The three main regions of Belgium are Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels with the name Belgium derived from Gallia Belgica, a Roman province in the northernmost part of Gaul that before Roman invasion in 100 BC was inhabited by the Belgae, a mix of Celtic and Germanic peoples.

In February 2013, it was decided that a cat token would replace the Iron taken in earlier versions of the game Monopoly.

Sports manufacturer Reebok takes its name from a species of the African antelope and precisely comes from the Afrikaans spelling of rhebok.

The Loire is the longest river in France with a length of 1,012 kilometres (629 mi) draining an area of 117,054 km2 (45,195 sq mi), which represents more than a fifth of France's land area.

Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John co-founded the store Koala Blue in the US in 1988 originally for Australian imports, evolving into a chain of women's clothing boutiques and now the brand name for a line of Australian produced wines, confections, and bed/bath products.

The largest island in the Torres Strait Islands is Muraleg also known as Prince of Wales Island which is the largest of the Strait's islands, and forms the centre of this closely grouped cluster with the Torres Strait separating far northern continental Australia's Cape York Peninsula and the island of New Guinea.

American actress and singer Betty Jane Watson created the role of Laurey in the first London production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s’ Oklahoma! in 1947.

Everything’s Alright is an Andrew Lloyd Webber song from his musical Jesus Christ Superstar which opened on Broadway on October 12, 1971, directed by Tom O'Horgan, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

The Mekong River forms part of the border between Laos and Thailand.

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