Thursday, September 10, 2015

Trivia Bits 10 September


Agatha Christie 09

English crime novelist, Agatha Christie (pictured) went missing for 11 says in 1926 and on 14 December 1926, she was found at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire, registered as Mrs Teresa Neele, the surname of her husband's lover from Cape Town, with the reason for her disappearance has never been known.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was located in Iraq and is the only Wonder whose location has not been definitely established.

Consisting of a large number of islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1978.

Anosmia affects the human sense of smell and is the inability to perceive odour.

Greg Chappell was the Australian captain in the 1977 Centenary Test cricket match played between the English cricket team and the Australian cricket team to mark the 100th anniversary of the first Test cricket match played in Australia and was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

The fictional character Jonah Takula, a rebellious 14-year-old Australian boy of Tongan descent, was created by Australian comedian, actor, musician and writer Chris Lilley for his 2014 Australian television series Jonah from Tonga.

The 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy movie The Croods featured the characters Eep (voiced by Emma Stone) and Ugga (voiced by Catherine Keener).

The 1999 hit song Smooth begins with the lyrics Man, it’s a hot one and a collaboration between Latin rock band Santana and Rob Thomas and won three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

The 2010 British crime drama television series Sherlock, a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories, features Sergeant Sally Donovan, played by English actress Vinette Robinson, who resents Sherlock's presence at crime scenes, calling him a "freak", and warns Watson that Sherlock is a psychopath who will one day get bored of catching killers and become one himself.

Believed to have been written in the 12th or 13th century, Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum (The Salernitan Rule of Health), a medieval didactic poem, was considered a scholarly medical work that was seriously discussed until the 19th century.

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