Sunday, March 29, 2015

Trivia Bits 29 March


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Timbuktu (pictured) is on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert with at least four possible origins of the name of Timbuktu with modern-day Timbuktu an impoverished town, poor even by Third World standards.

In a standard of Yahtzee, a 1952 dice game made by Milton Bradley, four dice must be in a sequential order to get a small straight.

I gave a letter to the postman is the beginning of the Elvis Presley hit Return to Sender a 1962 single written by Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell and recorded on March 27, 1962, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood.

Regarded as one of the world's greatest middle distance runners, Australian athlete Herb Elliott won a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics in the 1500 metres with a time of 3:35.6.

I Spy is an American television secret-agent adventure series that ran for three seasons from 1965 to 1968 and teamed Robert Culp as international tennis player Kelly Robinson with Bill Cosby as his trainer, Alexander Scott.

One molecule of water contains two hydrogen atoms.

Croatia has a coastline with the Adriatic Sea with the bulk of the tourist industry is concentrated along the coast with Opatija the first holiday resort since the middle of the 19th century and by the 1890s, it became one of the most significant European health resorts.

Christopher Meloni plays Detective Elliot Stabler in the American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City Law & Order: SVU which debuted on September 20, 1999.

The name of the Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer who on 29 May 1953 climbed Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary was Tenzing Norgay.

British stage and film actress Vivien Leigh is best known for her portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 American epic historical romance film Gone With the Wind.

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