Sunday, June 7, 2015

Trivia Bits 07 June


The J Geils Band

Centrefold was the biggest hit from the 1981 album Freeze Frame for The J Geils Band (pictured)  going to Number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in February 1982, and stayed there for six weeks.

The Merengue dance originated in the Dominican Republic and was made by the official music and dance of the Dominican Republic by Dominican politician, soldier and President Rafael Trujillo.

The Norwegian Lady Statues are located in the sister cities of Moss, Norway, and at the Oceanfront of Virginia Beach, Virginia in the United States and commemorate the lives lost in the 1891 shipwreck of the Norwegian barque Dictator off the coast of Virginia Beach and the lifesaving efforts of the community.

Situated close to the Vantaa River, the European capital city of Helsinki uses water from the Vantaa River as its backup water supply if the Päijänne Water Tunnel needs to be repaired.

Playing the character Pete Campbell in the 2014 American period drama television series Mad Men is American actor Vincent Kartheiser.

The Korean War, 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953, was a war between South Korea and North Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North.

Goblet, snare and dhol are types of drum.

The 1973 American supernatural horror film The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin and adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name and starred Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller and Lee J. Cobb.

In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer's name is Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.

In 1642, the first European to discover New Zealand was Abel Tasman a Dutch explorer, was the first European to sight New Zealand and called it Staten Landt, supposing it was connected to a landmass of the same name at the southern tip of South America..

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