Monday, September 14, 2015

Trivia Bits 14 September


I Married a Communist

The title of the movie I Married a Communist (poster pictured), featuring Laraine Day, Robert Ryan and John Agar, was so unappealing to audiences that their response led the film to be rereleased in 1950 under the title The Woman on Pier 13.

On average, a red blood cell, also called erythrocytes, in the bone marrow and circulate for about 100–120 days in the body with approximately a quarter of the cells in the human body being red blood cells.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a major division of Lockheed Martin, is a manufacturer of some of the world's most advanced military aircraft.

American thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey Tod Sloan was the Yankee Doodle in the George M. Cohan Broadway musical Little Johnny Jones and the basis for Ernest Hemingway's short story My Old Man.

The world's first plastic or polymer bank notes were invented and used in Australia in 1988, last a lot longer than conventional paper notes and are also far more difficult to copy.

In 1926 Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard invented an absorption refrigerator known as the Einstein refrigerator that uses a heat source like solar, kerosene-fuelled flame, waste heat from factories or district heating systems.

Conservationist, honorary secretary and president of the Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia, Thistle Harris, wrote the 1970 book Alpine Plants of Australia.

The Valley Motorsports Complex is situated in Darwin includes a 1 km drag racing track running alongside the main straight of the raceway circuit, the 400 m long Northline Speedway, a mud racing circuit, motorcross tracks and a go-kart circuit and also hosts a round of the International V8 Supercars Championship each year.

Bordering Mongolia, a landlocked country in east-central Asia, to the north is Russia and to the south, east and west China.

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were the two main journalists involved in the 1970’s scandal known as Watergate as a result of the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the US President Richard Nixon’s administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.

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