Saturday, May 23, 2015

Trivia Bits 23 May


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After six months at the off-Broadway New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre, Hair (poster pictured) opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York, in 1968 and became the first rock-musical to play on the Great White Way.

The Khreschatyk is the main street of Ukrainian capital Kiev on which the 2004-2005 Orange Revolution and other historical events mainly took place.

In the 2006 movie The Queen, a stag, which was later shot by a tourist, was discovered on the heath by the Queen played by Helen Mirren.

An armed clash between goldminers and a combined police and military force at the Eureka Stockade, Ballarat, Victoria (1854) cost the lives of 30 miners and five soldiers, with many others wounded

John Grisham’s 2014 legal fiction novel is called Gray Mountain set in Appalachia after the Great Recession follows third-year associate Samantha Kofer after the Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers when she becomes a legal clinic intern in Virginia's coal mining country.

Australian professional racing cyclist and winner of the 2011 Tour de France Cadel Evans was born in Katherine, Northern Territory spending his early childhood in the small Aboriginal community of Barunga, 80 km east of Katherine.

In Cricket, LBW stands for leg before wicket when the umpire may rule a batsman out lbw if the ball would have struck the wicket but was intercepted by any part of the batsman's body except the hand holding his bat.

Wasabi is traditionally used as an accompaniment in Japanese cuisine and is a plant, member of the Brassicaceae family, which includes cabbages, horseradish, and mustard.

Huchoun was one of the earliest Scottish poets and wrote a number of important alliterative verse romances in the early 14th century.

American singer-songwriter, record producer and musician Bruno Mars released his second studio album Unorthodox Jukebox on December 7, 2012.

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