Monday, May 4, 2015

Trivia Bits 04 May


Cable Beach

Cable Beach (pictured), a 22 kilometres (14 miles) stretch of beach, is near the Western Australian town of Broome and was named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889.

Yoga originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace of mind in order to experience one's true self.

The fibres of the flax plant is used to make linen which is labour-intensive to manufacture, but when it is made into garments, it is valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.

The novel Robinson Crusoe was written by English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy Daniel Defoe and was first published on 25 April 1719 with the first edition credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents.

Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc and is used for decoration for its bright gold-like appearance.

Australia’s exclusive economic zone generally extends 200 nautical miles from the coastline.

Australian actress Claudia Karvan played Caroline Tivoli in the Australian television drama 2013 TV series The Time of our Lives.

Completed in 1568 and held in the collection of and held in the collection of the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy, The Blind Leading the Blind  is one of the best known works of Flemish Renaissance painter Peter Bruegel artist and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes.

Johnny Galecki plays Leonard Hofstadter, an experimental physicist with an IQ of 173, on the popular US sitcom The Big Bang Theory which premiered on September 24, 2007 and is primarily centred on five characters living in Pasadena, California with the main characters avid sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book fans and memorabilia collectors.

Endora, Samantha’s mother in American TV situation comedy fantasy Bewitched  is played by American actress Agnes Moorehead, a role for which she is most remembered.

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