Monday, July 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 July


Little Red Kaluta 

The Little Red Kaluta (pictured), a carnivorous nocturnal marsupial, is a tiny marsupial in the Australian state of Western Australia and feeds on insects and small vertebrates.

Playing the Big Lebowski’s personal assistant, Brandt, in the 1998 crime comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen The Big Lebowski was American actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The highest mountain in China is Mount Everest in the province of Tibet at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft).

In digital imaging / photography, the letters HDR stand for High Dynamic Range with High-dynamic-range photographs generally are achieved by capturing multiple standard photographs, often using exposure bracketing, and then merging them into an HDR image.

The 44 hour and 54 minute transit time of the 1905 Scott Special between Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois, wasn't beaten in regular railway operations until the 1937 launch of the Super Chief.

In M&M candies, the letters stand for Mars and Murrie, the developers of the candy in 1941.

Wings, a 1927 film, was the first winner of the Academy Award for best picture, and the only silent film to achieve that honour.

Originally a nightclub in North Beach, San Francisco, the Hungry i nightclub was instrumental in launching the careers of Bill Cosby, Lenny Bruce, Barbra Streisand, The Kingston Trio and Woody Allen.

Commencing with the lines You get a shiver in the dark is the 1979 Mark Knopfler written classic song The Sultans of Swing by the British rock band Dire Straits from their self-titled debut album.

The second European visit to Australia was in 1616 was by Dirck Hartog, who landed in Western Australia where he nailed a pewter plate to a tree, which is now in a museum in Holland and named the new country Eendrachtsland.

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