Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Trivia Bits 13 May


  Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes (pictured)  was an ancient statue of the Greek god Helios erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC.

Premiering on 4 March 2013, British television crime drama Broadchurch stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman and is set on the Dorset coast centring on the death of an eleven-year-old boy, and the search for his murderer by detectives Alec Hardy (Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Colman).

The symbol Au for element gold is from the Latin aurum.

On the 7th of March, 1856, workers in Sydney belonging to the Stonemason's Society were the first workers in the world to gain an eight hour working day reduced from ten hours, and is celebrated in Australia by the holiday, Labour Day.

Lemon zest, garlic and parsley are the three main ingredients in the traditional gremolata herb condiment which is a traditional accompaniment to the Milanese braised veal shank dish ossobuco alla milanese.

The main female role in the 1994 American action comedy film True Lies was played by Jamie Lee Curtis, with the movie written and directed by James Cameron, co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and was an extended remake of the 1991 French film La Totale!

Irish Catholic priest Father Ralph de Bricassart is one of the main characters in the book The Thorn Birds, a 1977 best-selling novel by Australian author Colleen McCullough which in 2003 was listed at number 64 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.

Buffalo, zoysia and couch are all types of grass often used in establishing lawns.

In 218BC Punic Carthaginian military commander Hannibal marched an army, including elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy.

2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation starred Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, and Fumihiro Hayashi.

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