Thursday, May 28, 2015

Trivia Bits 28 May


Edwin Starr 

The Vietnam War protest song War, originally recorded by the Temptations, was Motown artist Edwin Starr's (pictured) only number-one hit in 1970 which featured on his War & Peace album released 01 January 1970.

Dated to 1180 being constructed during Norman times as part of the Southampton town walls, The Bargate is a medieval gatehouse in the city centre of Southampton, England, and is and was used for defence, tax collection and later as a courthouse.

Founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese, the pioneering electronic music group Tangerine Dream come from Germany, have released more than one hundred albums with their name Tangerine Dream, inspired by the line tangerine trees and marmalade skies from The Beatles' track Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Ross Milinger played Jonah Baldwin, who had a teddy called Howard, in the 1993 American romantic comedy film Sleepless in Seattle.

North of Saintes Maries de la Mer, France, The Pont de Gau Ornithological Park is a 150 acre nature reserve that harbours thousands of resident and migratory birds including the formerly nearing extinction pink flamingos now well established in the area.

In the sport of curling, the target which must be touched to score is called the house, a circular target marked on the ice.

Sheep is the common name for many species of wild and domesticated ruminant mammals of the genus Ovis of the Bovidae, or cattle, family.

The Skyscraper Museum in New York City, USA was forced to close temporarily as its space was commandeered as an emergency information centre after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Published by Jonathan Cape in 1936, English children's adventure novel by Arthur Ransome Pigeon Post, winner of the first ever Carnegie Medal for children's literature, is the only Swallows and Amazons book that does not feature some sort of sailing adventure.

On 25 July 1909, Louis Blériot made the first flight across the English Channel from France to England in 36 minutes and 30 seconds.

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