Thursday, May 7, 2015

Trivia Bits 07 May



The 1972 movie I Am a Dancer (poster pictured) directed by Pierre Jourdan and starring Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn was a biographical record of Rudolf Nureyev’s dedication, which enabled him to climb to fame as the world’s foremost male ballet dancer.

Rice is traditionally used in a traditional Middle Eastern kabsa and mainly includes a mixture of spices, rice, usually long-grain, mostly basmati, meat and vegetables.

The British Empire covered, at its height in the 1920s, about a sixth of the landmass of the Earth, all of lands recognizing the United Kingdom as their leader.

The 1988 BBC television film The Woman He Loved, about the abdication of King Edward VIII, was partially shot at Shirenewton Hall a large country house and estate adjoining the village of Shirenewton, Monmouthshire, Wales.

A musical composition for eight voices or the first eight lines of a sonnet are known as an octet.

The seventh episode, No Exit, of the first season of the American police procedural television series Miami Vice had its title changed from Three-Eyed Turtle when it was discovered the latter was sexual slang.

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is Australia's oldest political party, founded in 1891 in New South Wales following the defeat of the trade unions in the 1890 maritime strike.

Pat and Mike is a 1952 American romantic comedy film starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, directed by George Cukor, who also directed The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Hepburn, and Adam's Rib (1949) with Hepburn and Tracy.

Canadian dramatic television series Da Vinci's Inquest that aired from 1998 to 2005 and was set and filmed in Vancouver, stars Nicholas Campbell as Dominic Da Vinci, once an undercover officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but now a crusading coroner who seeks justice in the cases he investigates.

Yellowknife is the capital of the Canadian territory of Northwest Territories and is located on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake.

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