Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Trivia Bits 22 September


  Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas (pictured), the world’s largest cruise ship as of June 2015, was built in France with 2,744 passenger staterooms with a capacity of 6,360 passengers (5,488 double occupancy) as well as 1,197 crew cabins capable of berthing the 2,100 crew.

Literally meaning a red dwarf, nain rouge appeared as a small childlike creature with red or black fur boots and is a mythical creature that some believe originated in Normandy, France.

With a capacity of about 15 - 20mL, the tablespoon with an abbreviation of TBS which is a measurement that the cautious might use in determining how much brandy to put in the Christmas mince-pie recipe.

In the United Kingdom and Australia a tuck shop is a small food retailer found in schools often run in Australia by the school using parental volunteers.

Fort Story at Cape Henry in Virginia Beach, Virginia was the site of the first landing of the Jamestown settlers in 1607, and the Cape Henry Lighthouse, first in the U.S., in 1792.

2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren tells the story of a feud between two adjacent restaurants in a French town: one operated by a recently relocated Indian family and the other a Michelin-starred restaurant.

The first multi-focal contact lenses were invented by Stephen Newman, an optical research scientist in Australia, in 1992.

At the Cannes Film Festival that The Palme d'Or /The Golden Palm is awarded every year to the director of the Best Feature Film of the Official Competition, and presented in a case of pure red Morocco leather lined with white suede.

An envoy could be either a diplomatic agent or a postscript to a poetic composition.

A private citizen, Avabai Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, entirely funded the 1841 to 1846 construction of the Mahim Causeway, a major throughfare connecting the island city of Mumbai (Bombay) with its north-western suburbs.

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