Sunday, March 15, 2015

Trivia Bits 15 March


  Portrait of a Man in a Turban

Portrait of a Man in a Turban (pictured) is a well known work by 15th century Dutch painter Jan van Eyck painted in 1493 which has been in the National Gallery, London since 1851.

The science fiction novel by Stephen King published in November 2009 and the American 2013 science fiction drama television series Under the Dome is set in the town of Chester’s Mill, Maine.

Running for 17 minutes and 59 seconds, the comedy team of The Three Stooges starred in the January 19, 1940 released short film You Nazty Spy, which satirized the Nazis and the Third Reich helping publicize the Nazi threat in a period when the United States was still neutral about World War II, and isolationist sentiment was prevalent among the public.

Matthew, John, Luke and Mark are considered the four gospels in the New Testament of the Bible.

The two main stars in the 1993 American thriller movie The Fugitive, directed by Andrew Davis, are Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.

The host of the 1980’s science TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage was American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science populariser and science communicator Carl Sagan.

Caimans and gharials are members of the reptilian order of crocodile.

American writer and producer R L Stine’s full name is Robert Lawrence Stine and is often referred to as the "Stephen King of children's literature."

Premiering on September 16, 1996, Judge Judy is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Manhattan Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin.

The Church of Saint Benoit in Istanbul, established in 1427, is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the city still in use.

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