Sunday, September 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 September



Eye of the Tiger is a song by American rock band Survivor (pictured) released in 1982 as a single from their third album Eye of the Tiger and was written as the theme song for the movie Rocky III at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone, who was unable to get permission for Queen's Another One Bites the Dust.

Bangladesh first competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics with a single competitor, Saidur Rahman Dawn, in the men's 100 metres sprint event.

1962 British drama film starring Peter O'Toole Lawrence of Arabia and the 2000 American-British epic historical drama starring Russell Crowe Gladiator were both filmed in the ksar Aït Benhaddou in Morocco.

After being held in Adelaide, South Australia, the Australian F1 Grand Prix moved to Melbourne, Victoria in 1996.

Call me Ishmael is the opening line to the book Moby Dick, published in 1851 being the sixth book by American writer Herman Melville.

Based on the Ern Malley hoax of 1943, in which two poets created a fictitious poet, Ern Malley, and submitted poems in his name to the literary magazine Angry Penguins, My Life as a Fake is a 2003 novel by Australian writer Peter Carey

One of Australia's best-known marine biologists Isobel Bennett had five species of marine animals and a coral reef named after her and also wrote the 1971 book The Great Barrier Reef, the first book to give a general picture of the reef,

The sitting President of France is also the co-prince of Andorra, a sovereign landlocked microstate in south-western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains and bordered by Spain and France.

Omar Bongo was President of Gabon for 41 years from 1967 until his death in 2009 making him one of the longest serving rulers in history.

Occasionally, after a canon of works has an accepted numbering, when an earlier work is discovered it is given the number zero for example Bruckner’s Symphony No.0 is considered to have been written between Symphony No. 1 (1866) and Symphony No. 2 (1872) and premiered on 12 October 1924 but was never numbered by the composer.

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