Saturday, April 11, 2015

Trivia Bits 11 April

Sunrise with Sea Monsters
The depiction of "monsters" in J. M. W. Turner's painting Sunrise with Sea Monsters (pictured) may have been influenced by his use of a drug related to morphine and was created in the coastal town of Margate, in about 1845 measuring 91.4 by 121.9 centimetres (36.0 in × 48.0 in).
On November 27, 1978, Dan White assassinated Harvey Milk, an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, who was portrayed by Sean Penn in the 2008 movie Milk and won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Milk.
American film director, screenwriter, and producer Paul Thomas Anderson directed the movies Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999).
National emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service Magen David Adom is Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross with the symbol being a red Star of David and founded in 1930.
In December 2013, Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic announced that former tennis champion Boris Becker would be his new coach.
Cosmonauts Sea is a sea in the Southern Ocean off Prince Olav Coast and Enderby Land, Antarctica, with an area of 699,000 km².
Orange juice is traditionally used in a screwdriver cocktail with vodka and appeared in literature as early as 1938 The famous Smirnoff Screwdriver, Just pour a jigger of smirnoff vodka over ice cubes, fill glass with orange juice and serve.
In 2012, Ponatshego Kedikilwe, member of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), became Vice President of Botswana, a landlocked country located in Southern Africa.
The 17th Century painting The Massacre of the Innocents, depicting the episode of the biblical Massacre of the Innocents of Bethlehem, as related in the Gospel of Matthew., was painted by Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.
Nunavut the largest, northernmost and newest territory of Canada entered the confederation in 1999 and comprises a major portion of Northern Canada, and most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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