Monday, October 12, 2015

Trivia Bits 12 October


 USS Alligator

Brutus de Villeroi was a French engineer who created the USS Alligator (pictured) , the U.S. Navy's first submarine, in 1862.

In Australian politics, the phrase please explain is associated with Pauline Hanson, former leader of One Nation, a right-wing political party with a populist, conservative and anti-multiculturalism platform in the mid 1990’s.

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, East Rennell the southern portion of Rennell Island, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, is part of the Oceanic country of the Solomon Islands.

In 2010, Stephen King released a collection of four novellas title Full Dark, No Stars all dealing with the theme of retribution and the collection won the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Collection and was nominated for the 2011 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection.

Making her debut in a feature film was Emma Stone in the 2007 American teen comedy film Superbad starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera and was written by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen during their teen years and is loosely based on their own experience as seniors in Vancouver in the late 1990s, hence the character names Seth and Evan.

Bozeman, Montana, is home to two breweries, the Bozeman Brewery Historic District, built in 1895, and Spieth and Krug Brewery, built in 1882, both are listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places.

A trio is a musical composition for three voices or instruments.

The crash of an Australian National Airways Stinson in 1945 was believed by investigators to be the first in-flight structural failure attributable to metal fatigue.

Angora was the historical name of the capital of Turkey, Ankara when the name was officially changed to Ankara for all purposes by the Turkish Postal Service Law of 28 March 1930.

There are eleven official languages for the country of South Africa : Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.

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