Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Trivia Bits 16 June


The Mountain Road  poster

1960 war film The Mountain Road (poster pictured) was the only war movie in which American film and stage actor James Stewart ever starred and portraying an U.S. Army Major who attempted to destroy bridges and roads potentially useful to the Japanese during World War II with the is based on 1958 Theodore H. White's novel, The Mountain Road.

The lowest non-commissioned rank in the Australian Army is Recruit (REC) who is a soldier under training who has not yet passed basic training.

Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the tenth Prime Minister of India (1991–1996) and was the first Prime Minister from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family to complete a full five year term.

The three US states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Massachusetts all have 13 letters in their names.

Operation Gibraltar was the name given to the failed plan by Pakistan to infiltrate Jammu and Kashmir, India and start a rebellion and that it eventually sparked the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

Beth Gibbons is the lead singer of the British band Portishead, a band formed in 1991 in Bristol, England and is named after the nearby town of the same name, 8 miles west of Bristol.

Noodle Box is an Australian stir fried noodle quick service restaurant chain headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia founded by Josh James and David Milne in 1996 with outlets in all Australian states.

Written by American novelist John Irving, the 2001 novel The Fourth Hand is based on the character Patrick Wallingford, a New York television journalist, has his left hand eaten by a lion with millions of TV viewers witnessing the accident, and Patrick achieving instant notoriety as the lion guy.

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole and does not have a flag and is a de facto condominium, governed by parties to the Antarctic Treaty System that have consulting status.

In 2002 scientists in north-east China discovered a fossilised flower that blossomed about 125 million years ago called the mother of all flowers, Archaefructus sinensis resembles the modern water lily.

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