Friday, May 8, 2015

Trivia Bits 08 May


Magnificent Andean Condor

The national bird of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru is the Andean Condor (pictured).

Better known by his stage name Eminem and by his alter ego Slim Shady, Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor.

2001 comedy film Rat Race starring an ensemble cast, including Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg and Cuba Gooding, Jr. with the main plot revolving around six teams of people who are given the task of racing 563 miles from a Las Vegas casino to a Silver City, New Mexico train station, where a storage locker contains a duffel bag filled with two million dollars and the first team to reach the locker wins and gets to keep the money.

The portable beer cooler, or as it is known in Australia as the 'esky', was invented in Australia in the 1950's, and has become extremely popular all around the world.

1982 musical/comedy film Yes, Giorgio starring Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti was his only venture in film acting with Michael J. Lewis provided the original music for the film with cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp and based on the novel by Anne Piper of the same name.

In medieval times, gauntlets were worn on the hands and existed in many forms, ranging from flexible fabric and leather gloves, to mail and fully articulated plate armour.

American Western series A Man Called Shenandoah that aired from September 13, 1965 to September 5, 1966 starring Robert Horton who played a man who was shot and left for dead with two buffalo hunters finding him out on the prairie and, thinking he might be an outlaw, took him to the nearest town, in hopes of receiving reward money but when he regains consciousness he has no recollection of who he was, or why anyone would want to harm him.

Faith Bandler, born in Tumbulgum, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia was the daughter of Wacvie Mussingkon (Peter Mussing), a ‘Kanak’ from the New Hebrides who was kidnapped by slave traders in 1893 to work in the Queensland canefields.

1953 musical film made by Warner Bros Three Sailors and a Girl was based on the 1925 George S. Kaufman play The Butter and Egg Man and starred Jane Powell and Gordon MacRae with a storyline with their submarine is docked in New York City, three sailors on liberty invest the money they've earned at sea into a Broadway musical and its up and coming star.

Cynophobia is the abnormal fear of dogs and is from the Greek: κύων kýōn "dog" and φόβος phóbos "fear".

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