Thursday, April 23, 2015

Trivia Bits 23 April


 Chaim Weizmann

The first president of Israel was Chaim Weizmann (pictured) who was elected on 1 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952 and was noted for convincing the United States government to recognize the newly formed state of Israel.

The 1981 hit Physical was sung by Olivia Newton-John from her twelfth studio album Physical being was released in September 1981, by MCA Records as the lead single from the project.

In 1949, the telephone number of Adelaide department store, The Myer Emporium (SA) Ltd, started with W 0123.

Located in the Coral Sea, the world’s longest coral reef is the Great Barrier Reef composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi).

English-born Australian writer Patrick White was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Literature for an epic and psychological narrative art, which has introduced a new continent into literature.

To tread on someone’s corns means to hurt someone’s feelings by touching on a sensitive subject or encroaching on his privileges.

Australian television soap opera Something in the Air aired 2000 and 2002 was one of the first programs in Australia that was filmed in widescreen and starred the then unknown Australian actor Eric Bana as Joe Sabatini in the 2000 to 2001 seasons.

The title role in the 2013 drama film Philomena was played by Judi Dench and is based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith telling the true story of Philomena Lee's 50-year-long search for her son.

With the colour of the square being green, Candy Crush Saga is a match-three puzzle video game released by the developer King on April 12, 2012 for Facebook, and on November 14, 2012 for smartphones.

A demipique is an 18th Century military saddle having a pommel of about half the height of that of an older style of saddle

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