Friday, May 15, 2015

Trivia Bits 15 May


Janis Joplin

American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin (pictured) was twenty seven when she died after being one of the major attractions to the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour.

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

Located in China, the Lop Desert is on the whole flat, but with three slightly more depressed areas which might form lakes if filled with water - the Lop Nor dried basin, Kara-Koshun dried basin and the Taitema Lake basin.

The American company car manufacturer, Tesla Motors, made the Tesla Roadster the first fully electric sports car with prototypes introduced to the public in July 2006.

Katee Sackhoff is best known for the role in the American military science fiction television series Battle Star Galactica which first aired as a three-hour miniseries in December 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel.

In 2014 Mercedes AMG Petronas won their first Formula One Constructors Championship following their one-two finish in the Russian Grand Prix when Lewis Hamilton gave the team their 13th victory of the season, while team mate Nico Rosberg made it a one-two for the team.

The Seleucid era or Anno Graecorum was a system of numbering years from the return of Seleucus I Nicator to Babylon in 312 BC and is often designated AG.

Ned Kelly was born at Beveridge, Victoria, Australia spending most of his short life in north-eastern Victoria, the ‘Kelly Country’ of folklore, tourist promotion and Bertram Chandler's 1983 fantasy novel of that name.

The first Superman in Superman's publication history, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, was portrayed not as a hero, but a villain in the short story The Reign of the Superman published in January 1933.

The peninsula occupied by Spain and Portugal is known as the Iberian Peninsula being located in the extreme southwest of the continent of Europe with an area is approximately 582,000 kmsq (225,000 sq mi).

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