Saturday, September 5, 2015

Trivia Bits 05 September


Effie M.Morrissey 

Newfoundland navigator and Arctic explorer Capt. Robert Bartlett skippered the schooner Effie M. Morrissey (pictured with Bartlett and crew) to the Arctic 20 times between 1925 to 1945 in the name of science and research.

Pam Ahern started the animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission in 2003 and is set on 60 acres in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range at Willowmavin, Kilmore, in the state of Victoria, Australia.

In the game of basketball, a field goal scores three points for the shooting team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line, and two points if shot from in front of the line.

Guy Fawkes attempted attack on the English Parliament and the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in what would be seen nowadays as a terrorist act is commemorated each year in England on the evening of 5th November.

The character Colonel Mustard, a great white hunter and colonial imperialist, is closely associated with the board game Cluedo which was not officially launched in 1949.

Connecting the Atlantic Ocean, via the Caribbean Sea, to the Pacific Ocean, the Panama Canal was opened on August 15, 1914.

Anna Gunn is best known for her role as Skyler White in the American crime drama television series Breaking Bad which ran from 2008 to 2013 with the title being from a Southern colloquialism meaning to raise hell.

In French, a billet-doux is a love letter, whether delivered by hand, mail, carrier pigeon, or romantically left in a secret location, a romantic way to express feelings of love in written form.

Based on the play written by Australian writer Louis Nowra, Radiance is a 1998 Australian independent film, the first feature film by Aboriginal director Rachel Perkins, about three indigenous sisters who reunite for their mother's funeral.

The world’s first subway system was built in London known as the London Underground, it was first opened as an underground railway in 1863 and its first electrified underground line opened in 1890.

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