Monday, October 5, 2015

Trivia Bits 05 October


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Bewitched actress Elizabeth Montgomery made (pictured) her acting debut as a regular on her father's popular series Robert Montgomery Presents in 1952.  

Landlocked country in Eastern Europe, Belarus declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.

The Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom is an honorary position that entails no specific duties, although there is an expectation that the holder will write verse for significant national occasions with an annual honorarium provided, approximately £5,760 and also traditionally rewarded with a butt of canary or sack, approximately 477 litres (105 imperial gallons), of sherry.

American singer and Broadway actress, Maureen McGovern was a secretary before she was signed to perform the Academy Award-winning song The Morning After from the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure.

Peter the Great was the principal editor of the Vedomosti, the first newspaper printed in Russia and was first issue appeared on 2 January 1703.

Mach number is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of speed of an object moving through a fluid and the local speed of sound.

Located in southern Siberia, the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake is Lake Baikal which is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, two-thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

In the 1588 confrontation between the Spanish Armada and the English Royal Navy, both sides mostly galleons which were large, multi-decked sailing ships.

With a name that has become synonymous with being a yes man, the classic literature character Uriah Heep was created by Charles Dickens in his novel David Copperfield, first published as a book in 1850.

In 1995, U2 had a hit with the single Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me from the Batman Forever soundtrack album and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, losing to Colours of the Wind for Pocahontas.

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