Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Trivia Bits 08 September



Macaws (pictured) are native to South America with most species associated with forests, especially rainforests, but others prefer woodland or savannah-like habitats and are distinguished by proportionately larger beaks, long tails, and relatively bare, light-coloured, medial (facial patch) areas.

Known as the King of Songs and the Soviet Sinatra, Azerbaijani singer Muslim Magomayev, who sang with great success in the 1960's at La Scala and the Paris Olympia, was not allowed to pursue an international career by the Soviet Ministry of Culture.

The Al Anbar Governorate is the largest area in the country of Iraq and shares borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

The grunion is a sardine-sized fish only found off the coast of California and Baja California that comes up on sandy beaches at very high tides, during the new and full moons, to lay its eggs.

American action-adventure television series MacGyver ran for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992 and follows secret agent Angus MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson, who works as a trouble-shooter for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a fictional United States government agency, the Department of External Services (DXS).

Roman embassies to China are reported in Chinese historical accounts from as early as CE166.

Australian actor and radio presenter Samuel Johnson played Evan Wylde, a would-be-writer who is in need of motivation, in the 2001 Australian television drama series The Secret Life of Us.

Part of Niagara Falls, The Horseshoe Falls are located in the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York.

American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek first aired in 1966 and ran for three seasons on NBC following the interstellar adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise, an exploration vessel of a 23rd-century interstellar "United Federation of Planets".

The official highest recorded temperature is 56.7C/134F measured on 10 July 1913 at Greenand Ranch, Death Valley, California.

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