Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Trivia Bits 29 April


bob dylan 

It was at the US Newport Folk Festival in 1965 that Bob Dylan (pictured) and band first played electric instruments live meeting with a mix of cheering and booing and he left the stage after only three songs.

The Timeless Land (1941), Storm of Time (1948) and No Barrier (1953) are commonly referred to as Australian author Eleanor Dark's Historical Trilogy.

The Isles of Sicily are closest to Cornwall one of the ceremonial counties of England.

Saint Helena, the island that Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to in 1815 and later died on six years later, is an island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean and one of the most isolated islands in the world that for centuries was an important stopover for ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa.

In computing, the acronym WYSIWYG stands What You See Is What You Get.

The chilli variant jalapeño is smoked dried to make chipotle used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines, such as Mexican-American and Tex-Mex.

Red Scare was a term used to campaign against communists, called reds, in the USA during the 20th century, and associated atmosphere of suspicion and fear.

Coffin Bay National Park was proclaimed in 1983 and is on Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, 301 km west of Adelaide and features a long peninsula with a sheltered bay, coastal dunes, swamps and a spectacular coastline of islands, reefs, limestone cliffs and white surf beaches.

The 2005 novel Lunar Park was written by American novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer Bret Easton Ellis and is notable for being the first book written by Ellis to use past tense narrative.

A cetylsalicylic Acid is more commonly known as Aspirin often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication.

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