Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Trivia Bits 22 April


 Captain Pugwash

In a series of British children's comic strips and books created by John Ryan, the fictional pirate, Captain Pugwash (pictured), was the captain of the ship Black Pig.

The Southern Tablelands is an area in New South Wales located west of the Great Dividing Range and is characterised by flat country which has generally been extensively cleared and used for grazing purposes.

The villain Daniel Quilp appears in Charles Dicken’s novel The Old Curiosity Shop which was available in printed in book form in 1841.

The Australian feminist and suffragist Louisa Lawson, a founding mother of the movement in Australia, is also remembered as a pioneer of women’s journalism through her 1888 –1905 publication The Dawn which was staffed and produced by women.

Scottish painter Archibald Standish Hartrick, co-founder of the Senfelder Club, formed in London in 1909 to promote the craft of art reproduction by the process of lithography, taught Lithography at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London, and created works including The Effect of Light in 1911

Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War, eminent English poet, writer, and soldier Siegfried Sassoon wrote the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

The nautical term astern means at or towards the stern.

In November 2014, Dutch researchers took bacterial samples from the mouths of 21 canoodling couples and found that a ten second snog transfers as many as 80 million bacteria.

Ulysses is a poem in blank verse by the Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson written in 1833 and published in 1842 and contains the lines To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell, John Milton in his 1634 work Comus asks the question What hath night to do with sleep? in this work that argues for the virtuousness of temperance and chastity.

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