Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Trivia Bits 08 July


Capitol Theatre Melbourne 

Opened on 07 November 1924, the Capitol Theatre in Melbourne (interior pictured) was once described as the best cinema that was ever built or is ever likely to be built and originally seated 2137 patrons in stalls, balcony, loges and boxes.

Merritt-Chapman & Scott, a marine salvage and construction firm funded circa 1860, investigated the USS Maine sinking in 1898, sank the USS Moody in 1933, and raised the Normandie in 1943.

The adjective inclement is used to describe severe or harsh weather and is early 17th century from French inclément or Latin inclement-, from in- ‘not’ + clement- ‘clement.’

The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, was a naval engagement fought by the Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies with twenty-seven British ships of the line commanded by Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson aboard HMS Victory who was mortally wounded during the battle becoming one of Britain's greatest war heroes.

All the moons of the Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology, except the moons of Uranus which are named after Shakespearean characters.

Welsh actress Rachel Roberts played the role of Hildegarde Schmidt in the 1974 British mystery film Murder on the Orient Express directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, and based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of Brunei officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peaceis a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.

Ship tracks are clouds that form around the exhaust released by ships and appear as long strings over the ocean.

How irksome is this music to my heart! When such strings jar, what hope of harmony? is from William Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 2 believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England.

Tamagoyaki is a type of Japanese omelette, which is made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg usually are prepared in a rectangular omelette pan called a makiyakinabe.

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