Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Trivia Bits 12 May


The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs (pictured) is in the European city of Venice where a local legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs as the bells of St Mark's Campanile toll.

Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse are characters from William Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors thought to have been written sometime between 1589 and 1594 with the earliest performance thought to be in Gray's Inn Hall on 28 Dec. 1594.

The Gondwana Rainforests are located on the border of the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland and are the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world with the Forests including 50 separate reserves totalling 3,665 square km.

Marvin Hamlisch wrote the music for the musical Chorus Line which opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway on July 25, 1975, and received nine Tony Award awards, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The walnut is used in the traditional Greek dessert melomakarono which is an egg-shaped Greek dessert made mainly from flour, olive oil, and honey filled with ground walnuts and is prepared primarily during the Christmas holiday season.

Initiated by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, Soccer Aid is a biennial British charity event that has raised over £15 million in aid of UNICEF UK and is a football match between two teams of celebrities and former professional players, representing England and the Rest of the World (RoW).

The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces held in the years immediately after World War II being most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany.

The 14th-century Lennoxlove House in East Lothian, Scotland contains many important artworks and artefacts, including the death mask of Mary, Queen of Scots.

As at 2013, Australian novelist and short story writer Tim Winton has won the Miles Franklin Award four times in 1984 (Shallows), 1991 (Cloudstreet), 2002 (Dirt Music) and 2009 (Breath).

Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player Paul Kelly released the album Deeper Water in September, 1995 on Mushroom Records in Australia.

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