Monday, October 19, 2015

Trivia Bits 19 October


  The National Gallery of Victoria

Founded in 1861 The National Gallery of Victoria (interior pictured) is an art museum in Melbourne, Australia is the oldest public art museum in Australia and currently holds over 70,000 works of art which encompasses Indigenous (Australian Aboriginal) art and artefacts, Australian colonial art, Australian Impressionist art, 20th century, modern and contemporary Australian art.

Active from 1986 to 1991, Dr Dre was a member of NAW, an abbreviation of Niggaz Wit Attitudes, the American hip hop group from Compton, California, and have been credited as one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music.

In a leap year, July 1 marks the halfway point of the year as there are 183 prior to this day and 183 days left to the end of the year.

Archilochus was a Greek lyric poet from the island of Paros who is thought to have seen an eclipse of the sun on either 6 April 648 BC or 27 June 660 BC.

Native to parts of western Europe and northwest Africa, with the majority of species in Iberia, all species of the gorse have yellow flowers.

Leo Tolstoy's play The Living Corpse played in New York City in both Yiddish (1911) and German (1916) before it was ever staged in New York in English (1918).

Sharing a border with the South American country of Argentina are Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.

Nové Spojení, a series of railway tunnels and bridges built in Prague, won the transport category of the Czech Construction of the Year award in 2009.

The mandible, lower jaw or jawbone is a bone forming the skull with the cranium.

First issued on 14 May 1984 to replace the one dollar note and the first year of minting saw 186.3 million of the coins produced at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, the Australian one dollar coin features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the reverse features five kangaroos designed by Stuart Devlin.

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