Thursday, August 13, 2015

Trivia Bits 13 August


marvin the martian 

The martian from the Looney Tunes cartoons was Marvin (pictured) who made his debut in 1948's Haredevil Hare, is the quietest of the Warner Bros villains, and the most soft-spoken, and unlike most of the other villains, he is very clever and competent in general.

Designed by champion Australian golfing icon Greg Norman, The Glades Golf Club situated in Robina, Queensland was officially opened in December 2000 and is a par 72, 6420 metre championship golf course that spans 65 hectares of land with 98 bunkers over 18 holes and also 9 hectares of wetland area to create a natural wildlife sanctuary within the course.

As a contribution to the Music for UNICEF fund, the Bee Gees' song Too Much Heaven royalties went to UNICEF and was performed at the Music for UNICEF Concert on 9 January 1979.

Standing over the Harlem River in New York City, the High Bridge was designed by John B. Jervis as part of the Croton Aqueduct project in the 1840's.

The Ploutonion at Hierapolis, a religious site dedicated to the god Pluto, is in the modern day country of Turkey and was discovered in 1965 by Italian archaeologists, who published reports on their excavations throughout the decade.

Alsace, Centre and Picardy are administrative regions of France.

The Tasman Sea is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand and is often described by the diminutive term "The Ditch" and is comparable to referring to the North Atlantic Ocean as "The Pond".

Balthazar Vorster, better known as John Vorster, served as the South African Minister of Justice when Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964, and South African Prime Minister during the 1976 Soweto Riots.

North Berwick Harbour, Scotland was built in the 12th century as a ferry port for St. Andrews bound pilgrims, while Pagans believe "Satan himself" once worshipped on the Harbour's "Auld Kirk Green".

A resident breeding bird in the tropical New World, from Mexico through Central America to Peru, Trinidad and northern Argentina, The Great Black Hawk is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures.

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