Saturday, May 30, 2015

Trivia Bits 30 May


June Avril Leaving the Moulin Rouge

 The 1892 painting of a can-can dancer June Avril Leaving the Moulin Rouge (pictured) is by French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

David Letterman's last show on NBC was on Friday, June 25, 1993 after which he moved to CBS in August 1993 to host "The Late Show with David Letterman."

The official residence of the Australian Governor General in Sydney is Admiralty House Kirribilli on the northern foreshore of Sydney Harbour and adjacent to Kirribilli House, which is the Sydney residence of the Australian Prime Minister.

The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.

Air New Zealand’s inaugural international flight departed Auckland under the banner of Tasman Empire Airways Limited, or TEAL – the flying boat, carrying just nine passengers touched down in Sydney's Rose Bay nine hours after departure on 30 April 1940.

The surname of Roseanne Barr’s character in the sitcom Roseanne, an American sitcom that was broadcast from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997, is Conner and the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family.

Kuttanad in Kerala, India, known for its picturesque vast paddy fields and its geographical peculiarities, is the country's only region below sea level and one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level.

Founded in 1982, WAPL - Water Polo Australia Ltd - is the governing body of water polo in Australia and are responsible for administration of the national men's, women's, and junior teams, the Australian National Water Polo League, and development of the sport in Australia.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

Medieval pilgrims on the Way of St James would join up at the French Basque town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port before crossing the Pyrenees.

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