Friday, August 7, 2015

Trivia Bits 07 August


Kimi-Matias Räikkönen 

Finnish racing driver Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (pictured) has the nick-name of Iceman and his helmet has always featured a V design running on the circle top, representing a flying bird, and the inscription Iceman.

12 men have walked on the moon with Neil Armstrong being the first when Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon on July 20 1969, and on 21 July at 02:56 UTC Armstrong stepped out and spent about two and a half hours outside the spacecraft.

In 1889, Australian wine company, Brown Brothers, was established at Milawa, Victoria founded by John Francis Brown and continues to be owned and operated by his descendants on the original property.

The Washington Hebrew Congregation is a Reform Jewish congregation in the District of Columbia that has operated continuously since its formation on April 25, 1852.

In 2014, the annual multiple stage bicycle race Tour de France was held in France also in the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Anti-Vietnam War Protests during 1965 – 1973 comprised domestic and international reaction in opposition to U.S. policy during the Vietnam War and during the four years following passage of the Tonkin Gulf resolution (Aug., 1964), which authorized U.S. military action in Southeast Asia, the American air war intensified and troop levels climbed to over 500,000.

Each player starts with fifteen chequers in the game of backgammon.

The BBC coat of arms, adopted in 1927, uses heraldic symbols to depict the various qualities of broadcasting and features the BBC motto, Nation shall speak peace unto Nation.

The sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories, the 2010 novel written by Salman Rushdie Luka and the Fire of Life tells of Luka Khalifa, the protagonist of the book, a twelve-year-old left-handed boy, who goes on a quest to save his dying father.

A flam is a drum stroke in which one stick hits the drum just before the other played very close together in order to sound like one slightly longer note.

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