Sunday, April 12, 2015

Trivia Bits 12 April


Round Tower Lodge

The Round Tower Lodge in Sandiway, Cheshire, England (pictured), designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building, is all that survived of a gate lodge to the house of Vale Royal Abbey and is  a circular, two-storey building constructed of sandstone with the top of the tower a crenellated parapet.
The Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir is one of the oldest functioning Hindu temples in Karachi and is about 200 years old.
Rice is the main ingredient of the traditional Japanese donburi being a "rice bowl dish" consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice.
A War Crime is an offence, such as murder of a civilian or a prisoner of war, that contravenes the internationally accepted laws governing the conduct of wars, particularly the Hague Convention of 1907 and the Geneva Convention of 1949.
In South Australia, Gulf St Vincent is bordered by Yorke Peninsula to the west and Fleurieu Peninsula to the east and was named Gulph of St. Vincent by Matthew Flinders on 30 March 1802, in honour of Admiral John Jervis (1st Earl of St Vincent).
Built between 1738 and 1744, a stained glass window in St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, England, is to the memory of the last female martyr burnt at Tyburn for the cause of the Protestant religion in 1685.
Starring as Rayon, a transgender woman, in the 2013 American biographical drama film Dallas Buyers Club was Jared Leto with the movie receiving six nominations at the 86th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey, and Best Supporting Actor for Leto.
Women compete in the sport of table tennis for the Crobillon Cup donated in 1933 by Marcel Corbillon, President of the French Table Tennis Association with the German women's team winning the Cup in 1939, but the original Cup disappeared during Berlin occupation after World War II - the Corbillon Cup is now a replica made in 1949.
The Eurythmics, a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, released their studio album Peace in 1999 ten years after their last album We Too Are One.
Pearl Harbor, US Pacific naval base on Oahu Island, Hawaii, USA, was the site of a Japanese aerial attack on 7 December 1941, which brought the USA into World War II.

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