Saturday, August 22, 2015

Trivia Bits 22 August



Quentin Tarantino (pictured) wrote and directed the multi-award winning 2012 American western film Django Unchained and is a highly stylized variation of the spaghetti Western taking place in the Old West and America's pre-Civil War South.

Situated on the Mediterranean Sea gulf, the Gulf of Tunis, behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette, Tunis is the capital of the northern African country of Tunisia and has a long history with in the 2nd millennium BC a town, originally named Tunes, was founded by Berbers and also over time occupied by Numidians.

Diego, Iago, Giacomo and Jacques are all foreign equivalents of the English name James.

First used in 1798, Vaccine comes from the Latin word vacca which means cow and was chosen because the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy.

English sculptor and artist Henry Moore was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England who is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.

Danish-born American trombonist and jazz composer Kai Winding's song Time Is on My Side became a U.S. top ten hit for The Rolling Stones in 1964, and has been covered by Michael Bolton, Wilson Pickett, Paul Revere & the Raiders and Vanessa Carlton, among others.

The first surfer to win the World Surfing Championship five times was Australia surfer Mark Richards who was born in 1957 and grew up in Newcastle, son of Ray and Val Richards, both keen beachgoers.

Will Robie, a highly skilled U.S. Government assassin, first appeared in the 2012 novel The Innocent by American novelist David Baldacci.

Once important in western herbal medicine, Orris root is now used mainly as a fixative and base note in perfumery, the most widely used fixative for potpourri and is also an ingredient in many brands of gin.

In the history of wound care, the Ancient Greeks were the first to differentiate between acute and chronic wounds, calling them fresh and non-healing, respectively.

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