Sunday, May 31, 2015

Trivia Bits 31 May


A Night at the Met  robin williams 

American actor and comedian Robin Williams' 1986 album A Night at the Met (cover pictured) won a 1988 Grammy for Best Comedy Performance Single or Album, Spoken or Musical.

In January 1788 Governor Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay with the Australian colony's first livestock, seeds and young plants, however, the small cattle herd was lost and many of the sheep either died or strayed and only 2 of the horses survived for more than 2 years.

Baton Rouge is the capital of the US state of Louisiana and is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, and research centre of the American South.

American illustrator and painter Margaret Brundage illustrated most of the covers for the pulp magazine Weird Tales from 1933 to 1939.

I hold a beast, an angel and a madman in me is a quote by 20th century Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

The first Australian Aboriginal word in the English language was "kangaroo" and was used by Captain James Cook with the original spelling being kanguroo.

Ilsa Lund was played by Ingrid Bergman in the 1942 American romantic drama film Casablanca which had its world premiere on November 26, 1942 in New York City, with general release on January 23, 1943 in the United States and on 15 June 1944 in Australia.

Opened on September 1, 1897, the Tremont Street Subway in Boston, Massachusetts is the oldest subway tunnel in North America and was originally built to get streetcar lines off the traffic-clogged streets.

The Red Planet is a nickname for the planet Mars, due to its surface colour.

Also known as the Dragon's Triangle, the Formosa (Taiwan) Triangle, the Devil’s Sea, often referred to as the Pacific Bermuda Triangle, is closest to Japan being about 100 km south of Tokyo.

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