Monday, September 21, 2015

Trivia Bits 21 September


  The Painted Desert Australia

The Painted Desert is located in South Australia to the north-east of Coober Pedy, is just a few miles away from Arckaringa Station and is notable also for its distinctive mesas, mountains and geological formations.

Berri, South Australia, the original home of the Berri juice company, is on the north bank of the Murray River which, at 2,508 kilometres (1,558 mi) in length, is Australia's longest river.

Bananas are perennial crops grown and harvested year-round that does not grow from a seed but rather from a rhizome or bulb with each fleshy bulb sprouting new shoots year after year.

In the American state of Florida are the Everglades, one of the largest wetlands in the world and are of a complex system of interdependent ecosystems that include cypress swamps, the estuarine mangrove forests of the Ten Thousand Islands, tropical hardwood hammocks, pine rockland, and the marine environment of Florida Bay.

Stringybark Creek, the site where the Kelly Gang killed policemen in the 1870’s is located in Victoria, Australia.

Playing the schoolteacher Miss Elizabeth McKenzie in the 1977 Australian TV series The Restless Years was Australian actress and author prominent in theatre and television June Salter who was best known for her character roles.

Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, Seamus Heaney began his 1999 translation of Beowulf with the word So.

Opened in 2011, The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale Peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania.

DVD audio commentaries were introduced as laserdisc features to appeal to hardcore movie fans and are an additional audio track consisting of a lecture or comments by one or more speakers, that plays in real time with video with the first audio commentary featured on the Criterion Collection release of the original King Kong movie, on laserdisc in December 1984.

The Night Witches, the English translation of Nachthexen, were a group of female pilots who fought for the Soviet Union during World War 2 and flew harassment bombing and precision bombing missions against the German military from 1942 to the end of the war.

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