Monday, September 28, 2015

Trivia Bits 28 September


Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

Located in the historic centre of Córdoba, Spain, the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos (pictured), apart from being the seat of the Spanish Inquisition was also the meeting place between Columbus and Isabella before he made his voyage to the New World in 1492.

In 1989, West German tennis player Steffi Graf won the Wimbledon Women’s singles title by defeating retired Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–7, 6–1.

The 2002 American space western drama television series Firefly featured a spaceship called Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship, and followed the adventures of the nine renegade crew members in the year 2517.

As Jupiter rotates, or spins, faster than any other planet, a day on Jupiter is about 10 hours long and as it is so far from the sun that it takes 12 Earth years for Jupiter to make one trip around the sun meaning one year on Jupiter is 12 years on Earth.

Consisting of a round, cylindrical or a box-shaped open-topped container, made from or lined with a heatproof material and designed to hold burning charcoal, the Hibachi is used for cooking especially in traditional Japanese cooking.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia, from 4 to 15 April 2018.

Benedict Arnold was an early American politician, who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1829 despite the fact the person he was named after was revealed to be a traitor two weeks before he was born.

A female elephant is known as a cow, the male elephants as bulls and the young elephants as calves.

The 1988 Summer Olympic Games were celebrated in Seoul, South Korea from 17 September to 2 October with 159 nations represented by a total of 8391 athletes: 6197 men and 2194 women, 263 events were held and 27,221 volunteers helped to prepare the Olympics.

US actor Nicholas Cage is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola having been born Nicolas Kim Coppola, the son of August Floyd Coppola who is Francis Ford Coppola’s sibling, a professor of literature, and Joy (Vogelsang), a dancer and choreographer.

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