Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Trivia Bits 27 May


 Leadbeater’s possum

The endangered Leadbeater’s possum (pictured) is only found in the wild in the mountain ash forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, north-east of Melbourne.

English model, photographer and author Pattie Boyd was the first wife of both Beatle’s member George Harrison and also Eric Clapton.

In Venezuela, they are called caribes, Piranhas are freshwater fish that inhabit South American rivers and are known for their sharp teeth, powerful jaws, and voracious appetite for meat.

The California grape and wine industries were started by Count Agoston Haraszthy de Moksa, who planted Tokay, Zinfandel, and Shiras varieties from his native Hungary in Buena Vista in 1857.

The then longest running variety show on TV, the last Ed Sullivan Show on CBS-TV was June 6, 1971 after first telecast on June 20, 1948.

Ronald Bass, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of 1988 American drama film Rain Man, taught himself to read by the age of three.

Formed in 1889 by John D. Rockefeller as part of the Standard Oil trust, the Amoco Corporation chemical and oil company, originally Standard Oil Company (Indiana), merged with British Petroleum (BP) in 1998.

The key technology for xerography was first developed by Professor O. Vonwiller at Sydney University in 1907.

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer Bjork was a member of the Icelandic band The Sugarcubes formed in 1986 whose 1987 single Birthday was a hit on US and UK indie stations.

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks a disorder that from which Sleepy of Walt Disney’s Seven Dwarves suffered.

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