Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Trivia Bits 20 May


Caribbean Club

The Caribbean Club (pictured) in Key Largo, Florida was built by former millionaire promoter Carl Graham Fisher as "a poor man's retreat" and became famous as a filming site for the 1947 film Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

The Delphic Hymns, addressed to Apollo and written in stone between 138 and 128 BC in Ancient Greece, are the earliest surviving unambiguous notated music in the western world.

The last member of the famous Bonaparte family, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, died in 1945, of injuries sustained from tripping over his dog's leash.

Before R. L. Stevenson became a successful novelist with Treasure Island in 1883, he was a struggling author of travel narratives who published An Inland Voyage (1878), Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) and Silverado Squatters (1883).

The headquarters of automotive manufacturer Toyota are in Toyota, Aichi, Japan and was started in 1933 as a division of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works devoted to the production of automobiles under the direction of the founder's son, Kiichiro Toyoda.

Between 1830 and 1914 world trade was dominated by the industrialized nations of Europe and the United States.

The Metropolitan Golf Club Melbourne hosted the 2014 Australian Masters men’s golf tournament won by Australian professional golfer Nick Cullen.

The continent of Antarctica is the only one that does not have spiders.

There are six stars on the Australian flag which was adopted in 1908 and is a Blue Ensign defaced with the Commonwealth Star, also known as the Federation Star, in the lower hoist quarter and the five stars of the Southern Cross in the fly half.

The épée is the modern derivative of the dueling sword, the small sword used in sport fencing with Épée being French for sword.

No comments:

Post a Comment