Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Trivia Bits 13 October



Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira (pictured) released the album Laundry Service on 13 November 2001 by Epic Records and is her first album to be primarily recorded in English.

Cirrhosis affects the liver such that it does not function properly due to long-term damage and most commonly caused by alcohol, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

I’m the party pooper is said by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 American comedy film Kindergarten Cop and tells of a tough Detective John Kimble (Schwarzenegger) who must go undercover and pose as a kindergarten teacher to catch drug dealer Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), before he can get to his ex-wife and son.

The March 1915 Battle of Neuve-Chapelle, northern France, in World War I led to the Shell Crisis of 1915 and the re-organisation of the British economy into a war machine.

The 1997 French-American surrealist psychological thriller film Lost Highway was written and directed by David Lynch featuring Bill Pullman as a man convicted of the murder of his wife (Patricia Arquette), after which he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life and in 2003, the film was adapted into an opera.

Colonial power Portugal ruled Macau as the last remaining European colony in Asia until sovereignty over Macau was transferred back to China on 20 December 1999.

Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II both had a working relationship with Richard Rodgers in the writing of many famous songs with Lorenz Hart in 1938 This Can't Be Love, Falling in Love with Love, in 1940 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, and with Oscar Hammerstein II in 1947 If I Loved You, You'll Never Walk Alone and in 1959 Climb Ev'ry Mountain and Edelweiss the last song that Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote together.

Mount Gambier is the second most populous city in South Australia.

Published between 1940 and 1970, Strangers and Brothers is a series of novels by C. P. Snow, with all eleven novels in the series narrated by the character Lewis Eliot with the series follows his life and career from humble beginnings in an English provincial town, to reasonably successful London lawyer, to Cambridge don, to wartime service in Whitehall, to senior civil servant and finally retirement.

Rhodophobia is the fear of the colour red.

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