Thursday, October 8, 2015

Trivia Bits 08 October


  Black to Black

In 2006, Amy Winehouse released the album Black to Black (covered pictured) and led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the general field "Big Four" awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Despite being a major hurricane at landfall, 1999's Hurricane Bret only did minor damage because it hit a sparsely-inhabited area of Texas and Mexico

The Wife of Bath’s Tale was written by 14th century author Geoffrey Chaucer and is among the best-known of Canterbury Tales providing insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages.

First used for motor sports in 1912, World famous Bonneville Speedway is located in an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah and is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records.

Played by Michael Emerson, Harold Finch, a reclusive, security conscious and intensely private billionaire software engineer, is one of the main characters in the 2011 premiering American crime drama television series Person of Interest.

If standing in McMurdo Station, you would be in the continent of Antarctica and is an U.S. Antarctic research centre located on the southern tip of Ross Island.

Starting with the line I threw a wish in the well was the 2012 hit song Call Me Maybe recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen for her 2012 EP Curiosity and appearing on her international debut album, Kiss.

There are 500 sheets of paper in a ream and is a quantity of sheets of the same size and quality with International standards organizations define the ream as 500 identical sheets.

George William Jorgensen Jnr is best known for having surgery in 1951 known as Sex Reassignment Surgery in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was an American trans-woman to be known as Christine Jorgensen who worked as an actress and nightclub entertainer, and recorded several songs.

pigs in rundle mall

The four life-size bronze pigs (three pictured) in Rundle Mall, Adelaide are named Truffles, Horatio, Oliver and Augusta and were unveiled in the Mall on 3 July 1999 after a public competition was run to name the pigs.

Hatay Province, a province in southern Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast, is a disputed territory between Turkey and Syria.

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