Friday, May 29, 2015

Trivia Bits 29 May



The South Australian town of Coober Pedy was the setting for the 2006 Australian drama film Opal Dream (poster pictured) starring an ensemble cast including Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie, Christian Byers and Sapphire Boyce.

The US state of California has a coastline on San Pablo Bay a tidal estuary that forms the northern extension of San Francisco Bay and is approximately 10 mi (16 km) across and has an area of approximately 90 sq mi (230 sq km).

The entrance to Port Phillip Bay is known as The Rip also known as The Heads is a dangerous stretch of water in Victoria, Australia, connecting Port Phillip and Bass Strait.

In Russian Orthodox bell ringing, bells traditionally are rung exclusively by tolling, i.e., moving only the clapper so that it strikes the side of the bell, and never by pealing, i.e. swinging the entire bell until it sounds.

The more common name for the medical term cerumen is earwax, a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals.

The Republic of Macedonia claimed independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and is a landlocked country bordered by Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west.

Popularly remembered in Greek mythology, legendary King Midas had the power to turn whatever he touched into gold.

British Peer Henry Paget styled Lord Paget and Earl of Uxbridge, known as "the dancing Marquess", inherited his peerage at the age of 23 and spent so much on clothes, jewelry and parties that he went bankrupt with debts of £544,000 at the age of 28.

A purple Valiant was driven by Bruno Bertolucci, Ted Bullpit’s son-in-law, in the Australian sitcom that screened from 1980 to 1984, Kingswood Country.

In Australian history, The Lambing Flat Riots were a series of anti-Chinese riots on the Burrangong goldfields near Young, New South Wales during which the Chinese were expelled and their camps destroyed.

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