Sunday, July 5, 2015

Trivia Bits 05 July


Simone Niggli-Luder 

Simone Niggli-Luder (pictured) from Switzerland won all four women's competitions at the orienteering world championships 2005 in Aichi, Japan, repeating her performance of 2003.

Starring as Mark Zuckerberg, one of five co-founders of the website Facebook, in the 2010 American drama film The Social Network was American actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg.

In the 1848 Moray Firth fishing disaster on the east coast of Scotland, 124 boats sank and 100 fishermen perished, leading to a major redesign of fishing boats in the following years.

American professional wrestler Hulk Hogan's Pastamania was a restaurant located in the Mall of America, created by the WWE's Hulk Hogan that opened on Labor Day Weekend 1995, remained in operation for less than a year featuring such dishes as Hulk-U's and Hulk-A-Roos.

Established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal, the city of Port Said is in Egypt and is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said which was the first building in the world built from reinforced concrete completed in 1869.

The most famous of a family of painters, Dutch landscape painter Aelbert Cuyp was especially known for his large views of the Dutch countryside in early morning or late afternoon light typified by A View of the Maas at Dordrecht, painted about 1645-1646 and now in the J. Paul Getty Museum collection.

When the Etruscan bronze Chimera of Arezzo, carefully buried near the city walls of Arezzo some time in Antiquity, was rediscovered in 1553, it was quickly claimed for the collection of Cosimo I de' Medici, second Duke of Florence and first Grand Duke of Tuscany.

The Mandara kingdom of West Africa was conquered by Modibo Adama of the Fulani Empire, Muhammad Ahmad of Sudan, and Germany within a single hundred year span.

The 1941 song by Harry Warren (music) and Mack Gordon (words) Chattanooga Choo Choo tells the story of travelling from New York City to Chattanooga and was originally recorded as a big-band/swing tune by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.

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