Saturday, March 14, 2015

Trivia Bits 14 March


tam-tam  cymbal

A tam-tam (pictured) is a gong with a substantially flat surface that when struck gives a "crash" rather than a tuned note and have become part of the symphony orchestra.

Mount Wellington overlooks the Australian city of Hobart, Tasmania.

It is in darts that you stand behind the oche also known as the throw line or toe line which is generally 7 ft 9 1⁄4 in (2.369 m) from the face of the dartboard, measured horizontally.

The Poc-Poc’s feature in the TV series The Adventures of Abney & Teal a British-Canadian children's television programme which uses a mixture of 2D and CGI animation based on the works of writer and illustrator Joel Stewart.

The female Smith's blue butterfly has only seven days to feed, court, mate, and lay eggs and is an endangered species occurring in fragmented populations along the Central Coast of California.

Seafood is the main ingredient of a plateau de fruits de mer and is served with condiments such as mignonette sauce, cocktail sauce, and lemon.

Elizabeth Batts was the wife of British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy James Cook and were married on 21 December 1762 at St. Margaret's Church in Barking, Essex.

In a lost commentary on the Book of Genesis, Nerses IV the Gracious, Catholicos of Armenia from 1166 to 1173, related the story of how some Armenian monks were allowed to see the Garden of Eden.

The 1971 book Rabbit Redux featuring the character Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom was written by American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic John Updike

Originally recorded as the B-side of the Righteous Brothers’ 1965 Hung on You was the famous song Unchained Melody and produced by Phil Spector climbing to #4 on the 1965Billboard Hot 100 chart and reaching #14 in the UK in 1965.

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