Monday, April 27, 2015

Trivia Bits 27 April


Chris O’Dowd

Irish actor and comedian Chris O’Dowd (pictured) starred as Drew in the 2104 romantic comedy film Cuban Fury.

Australia won 7 gold medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games giving Australia 10th position in the medal table.

In South Australia, the youngest that a learner’s permit to practice driving can be obtained is 16.

The beach in Nice, France is a pebble beach which in some areas slope down to the sea at quite an angle, making these sections unsuitable for young children and there are 15 private beaches in Nice, which are all positioned between public – or free beaches.

Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns with term being of recent origin, probably dating from the 1980s.

American recording artist Pink’s 2013 Australian tour was named The Truth About Love Tour with shows in Melbourne, Australia recorded and released on a concert DVD, The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne.

Based on Solaris the celebrated novel of Polish writer Stanislas Lem about a planet covered entirely by ocean, the Japanese composer Dai Fujikura and choreographer Saburo Teshigawara set out to create for the audience a world of strangeness in their adaptation of the science fiction classic into an opera of the same name with the world premiere on 03 March 2015 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Sir Keith Murdoch House, located in Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia is named after Keith Murdoch an Australian journalist and the father of Rupert Murdoch, the CEO and Chairman of News Corp

Mykonos Island is located in Greece being home to one of the oldest museums in Greece Archaeological Museum of Mykonos was built in 1905 to house the findings from the Putrefaction Pit of 425/426 BC, discovered in 1898 on the islet of Rheneia by D. Stavropoulos.

The acronym YOLO stands for You Only Live Once similar to carpe diem or memento mori, it implies that one should enjoy life, even if that entails taking risks.

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