Monday, May 25, 2015

Trivia Bits 25 May


Paton Bridge  kiev 

The longest of the Kiev bridges, the 1,543 metres long Paton Bridge (pictured)  over the Dnieper River, constructed in 1953 was the first fully welded steel construction of such length at that time.

Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench made her professional stage debut in the 1950s, and for much of her career as a leading light of Shakespearean theatre, she and husband Michael Williams ran a household that included her daughter and three of their four parents.

Gannets are seabirds that have a maximum lifespan of up to 35 years and are large white birds with yellowish heads; black-tipped wings; and long bills.

Operating in Australia, The Pacific, South and South East Asia, and Africa, The Fred Hollows Foundation is a non-profit aid organization based in Australia founded in 1992 by eye surgeon Fred Hollows and focuses on treating and preventing blindness and other vision problems.

ASP is the International Air Transport Association’s abbreviation for the airport of Alice Springs.

Aborigines are the indigenous inhabitants of Australia, the first of whom reached the continent approximately 60,000 years ago and by 1788, when European occupation began, there were about 600 territorially defined groups, subsisting on hunting and gathering, with a population of 300,000 – 1 million.

The kiss that is given by the bride to the groom at the end of the wedding ceremony originates from the earliest times when the couple would actually make love for the first time under the eyes of half the village!

The musical term meno means less, as in meno mosso - less quickly.

With the tournament running from 23 June until 4 July, Australian tennis player Frank Sedgeman won the men’s singles final at Wimbledon in 1952 when he defeated Jaroslav Drobný (Egypt) 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2

In the 1959 hit Pink Shoe Laces, Dooley’s hat band is Purple - And a big Panama with a purple hat band – and the song was a hit for American rock and pop singer Dodie Stevens who recorded this million selling 1959 song which made her a star when she was only 13 years old.

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