Thursday, October 15, 2015

Trivia Bits 15 October


Jean Shrimpton 

English model and actress Jean Shrimpton caused a fashion sensation in 1965 at the Melbourne Cup when she arrived wearing a white shift dress made by Colin Rolfe which ended 10 cm/3.9 in above her knees.

The 2014 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film Big Hero 6 was set in the futuristic fictional city of San Fransokyo and was the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel Comics characters, whose parent company was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2009.

Angus Andrews is the singer/guitarist of US band Liars, a three-piece band formed in 2000 combining elements of punk-rock with electronic.

Australian Alisa Camplin won a gold medal in Freestyle Skiing Aerials at the 2002 Winter Olympics held in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

On 29 May 1919 at the end of World War I the British Cabinet decided to give Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and India each 100 aircraft, plus replacements for aircraft donated by these countries to Britain during the war, as an Imperial Gift and these aircraft formed the core of newly established air forces in the respective countries.

Released in 1982, Rock the Casbah by English punk rock band The Clash was inspired by the ban on western music in Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

First published as a serial, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was first novel of Irish writer James Joyce published on 29 December 1916 tracing the intellectual and religio-philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology.

The most familiar icon of Inca civilization Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472) and is located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.

The four colours on the flag of Eritrea are gold, red, blue and green with the green colour in the flag stands for the agriculture and livestock of the country, the blue stands for the sea, and the red for the blood lost in the fight for freedom and in the red triangle, a gold wreath symbol with 15 leaves on each side to symbolise the number of years spent in civil war before achieving independence.

Permanent-crease trousers were invented by Dr Arthur Farnsworth of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in 1957.

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