Thursday, August 20, 2015

Trivia Bits 20 August


Edsel Bermuda station wagons

An estimated 892 Edsel Bermuda station wagons were produced in 1958 by the Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln (M-E-L) Division of the Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan, before the model was dropped after a single year of production.

Cardiothoracic surgical fellow Cristina Yang, portrayed by actress Sandra Oh, is one of the main characters in the American medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy that premiered in the US on March 27, 2005.

Margrethe II of Denmark became Queen in 1972 and became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margrethe I, ruler of the Scandinavian countries in 1375–1412.

An area known as exurbia suggests that residents sleep in these neighbourhoods, generally outside of any suburban areas, but normally work elsewhere and that these communities have little commercial or industrial activity beyond a small amount of retail, oriented toward serving the residents.

Ohm’s law defines electrical resistance and was the result of his work on resistance in the years 1825 and 1826, and published his results in 1827 as the book Die galvanische Kette, mathematisch bearbeitet ("The galvanic circuit investigated mathematically").

The Yippies were members of the Youth International Party which was a famous youth movement that started in the USA in the 1960’s and was a countercultural revolutionary offshoot of the free speech and anti-war movements.

In the Greek Orthodox Church an eparchy is a territorial diocese governed by a bishop of one of the Eastern churches.

In a natural cave, the Cave Bath of Miskolc, Hungary is an unusual thermal bath that low salt content allowing people to bath for a longer time and became a popular bathing place only after the Ottoman occupation of Hungary (16th-17th century).

The Last Ship, premiering the Bank of America Theatre, Chicago in 2014, is a musical by rock musician Sting and was inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences and the shipbuilding industry in Wallsend.

Monsieur Hulot is a character created and played by French comic Jacques Tati for a series of films in the 1950s and '60s with Rowan Atkinson’s Mr Bean being an English version.

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