Saturday, September 12, 2015

Trivia Bits 12 September


Evonne Goolagong Cawley 

The first tennis player to win the Australian of the Year award was Evonne Goolagong Cawley (pictured) in 1971 and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985 and three later was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Woombye on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, is home to one of Australia’s big things – The Big Pineapple which is 16 metre high and was originally opened on the 15 of August 1971.

The 1859 McLane-Ocampo Treaty would have given the United States extensive free trade and transit rights across Mexico and the right of military intervention, in exchange for a $4 million loan to the Benito Juarez government then fighting a civil war, but was never ratified by Congress.

In a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes, starring as Dr Joan Watson in the 2012 American crime drama TV series Elementary is American actress, model and artist Lucy Liu.

Australia author and playwright Patrick White wrote a 1962 play titled Season at Sarsaparilla.

Out of the five designated protected areas in Bahrain, Al Areen Wildlife Park is the only protected area situated on land covering a total area of 8 km sq and was first established in 1976.

The compilation album #1 to Infinity was released by Mariah Carey was released on April 27, 2015 by Epic Records with the song Infinity as the lead single.

A bouchon is a type of traditional restaurant in Lyon, a city in east-central France, serving such delicacies as pig's head cheese, tripe soup and andouillette.

Used primarily as a cooling agent, Dry ice is the solid form of the gas carbon dioxide (CO2) which is generally accepted that dry ice was first observed in 1835 by French inventor Adrien-Jean-Pierre Thilorier (1790–1844), who published the first account of the substance.

Mount Ida is a mountain in north-western Turkey, some 20 miles southeast of the ruins of Troy

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