Thursday, April 16, 2015

Trivia Bits 16 April


Big Ant sculpture BHQ 

In 1980 internationally acclaimed Australian artist Pro Hart designed the Big Ant sculpture (pictured) located in the Tourist Information Centre Broken Hill, New South Wales.  

The Westcoaster yacht race is held between the Australian cities of Melbourne and Hobart is run by the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria.

A galactophagist is someone who consumes milk as a source of food.

Emily Bishop and Ken Barlow are the main characters in the TV series Coronation Street, a British television soap opera that was first broadcast on Granada Television on 9 December 1960.

The Romance language of Portuguese is one of the official languages of East Timor along with Austronesian Tetum, and the working languages of English and Indonesian.

The RMS Titanic operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect after being ordered on 17 September 1908.

Contemporary Indigenous Australian artist of Anmatyerre, Warlpiri and Arrernte heritage, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa was the first Indigenous Australian artist to win a contemporary art award, and the first to have the export of his paintings refused under cultural heritage laws

In the UK version of the game Monopoly, Coventry Street is coloured yellow.

In the British comedy franchise TV series Red Dwarf, the character that has H on his head is Arnold Rimmer Bsc Ssc, Bronze swimming certificate and Silver swimming certificate, played by Chris Barrie.

The second movie in the Hobbit series is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second instalment of a three-part film adaptation based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien and is the 2013 British-New Zealand epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson.

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