Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Trivia Bits 29 July


 The Seventh Seal poster

Considered a classic of world cinema, Antonius plays chess against Death in the 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film The Seventh Seal (poster pictured) written and directed by Ingmar Bergman establishing him as a world-renowned director.

Folie à deux, French for a madness shared by two, or shared psychosis, is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another.

Former Sri Lankan cricketer A. R. R. A. P. W. R. R. K. B. Amunugama has more initials than any other first-class cricketer with his full name being Amunugama Rajapakse Rajakaruna Abeykoon Panditha Wasalamudiyanse Ralahamilage Rajitha Krishantha Bandara Amunugama, better known as Rajitha Amunugama.

The compound eyes of arthropods like insects, crustaceans and millipedes are composed of units called ommatidia or singular ommatidium.

The mystical knowledge, enlightenment or knowledge of spiritual things is known as gnosis.

Russian native Emilio Kosterlitzky, known as the Mexican Cossack, spoke nine languages, jumped ship in Venezuela, fled to Mexico where he fought in the Apache Wars and in the Mexican Revolution, and eventually became an undercover operative for the U.S. government during World War I.

Louis the Pious, the son of Charlemagne, was the king of France from 841AD and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 813 to 840 and was crowned by Pope Stephen IV on 5 October 816 in Reims, France.

Between the towns of Ooldia and Nurina in Western Australia, is the world's longest straight stretch of railway, 478.4 kilometres in length.

Charles Schepens, an influential ophthalmologist and regarded by many in the profession as the father of modern retinal surgery, was also a leader in the World War 2 Nazi resistance movement in France.

The six main events in individual Olympic Men’s Gymnastics are floor exercise, Pommel horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel bars and Horizontal – High – Bar.

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