Saturday, September 26, 2015

Trivia Bits 26 September


 Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are the two best known Gumnut babies found in a series of books written by Australian author May Gibbs first published in 1918 (cover pictured).

Starring as Ren McCormack in the 1984 American musical-drama film directed by Herbert Ross Footloose was American actor, musician and philanthropist Kevin Bacon.

Active roughly from 1830 through 1870, the Barbizon school of painters existed in the 19th century from the village of Barbizon in north-central France with painters like Théodore Rousseau and Jean-François Millet amongst the leaders.

The title song to the 1978 movie Grease was performed by Frankie Valli, an American popular singer, most famous as frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960.

The world's first anti-influenza drug, Relenza, was invented in Australia by the Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, and Biota Holdings in 1996

Mexican American Cesar Millan is a renowned expert in dogs widely known for his television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide from 2004 to 2012.

A parsec consists of 3.26 light years and is a unit of length used to measure the astronomically large distances to objects outside the Solar System.

Having a worldwide breakthrough hit song with I Should Be So Lucky in 1988 was Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue following a 29 December 1987 release by Mushroom Records and PWL Records with its now-iconic image of Minogue on the front cover was shot by David Levine.

The Ore Mountains in Central Europe have formed a natural border between Saxony and Bohemia for many centuries and are oriented in a southwest-northeast direction being about 150 km long and, on average, about 40 km wide.

Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen, The Lego Group is a family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, and best known for the manufacture of Lego brand toys with the word Lego derived from the Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well."

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