Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trivia Bits 18 March


 King George VI  Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.

The two children of England’s King George VI are Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret (pictured – taken in 1947).

The 13th-century Treatise, an Anglo-Norman poem written in the mid-13th century by English knight and Anglo-Norman poet Walter of Bibbesworth, is one of the earliest books explicitly intended for children to hear and read.

Beyond the Mat is a 1999 American documentary featuring focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers outside of the ring, primarily Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts, as well as some aspiring wrestlers.

A pangolin is a mammal that has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation being found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia with the name pangolin comes from the Malay word pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up.

Jean Passepartout is one the main characters in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days the story of Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout who attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (roughly £1,511,978 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club.

Han Lee, played by Matthew Moy, is one of the main characters in the American Warner Brothers TV sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

In 1975, John Kerr, Governor-General of Australia, dismissed the then Prime Minister of Australia Gough Whitlam and his Labor Government.

In 2002, Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Qatar Masters Golf Tournament.

Founded in 1902, Harold Park Racetrack in Glebe, New South Wales hosted the annual Miracle Mile harness race since 1967.

In the classic adventure 1883 novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island, the pirate Captain Flint buried his treasure on the island.

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