Friday, October 23, 2015

Trivia Bits 23 October


 Flynn of the Inland

The 1932 novel Flynn of the Inland (cover pictured) by influential Australian author Ion Idriess was a biography of John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctors service.

1972 Olympic gold medallist Australian former swimmer Shane Gould competed at the 2004 Olympic Team Swimming trials.

Lying on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman, Muscat is the capital of the country of Oman which features a hot, arid climate with long and very hot summers and warm "winters" and an annual rainfall in Muscat is about 10 cm (4 in), falling mostly from December to April.

Playing for Essex County Cricket Club, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire in a 12-year career, Will Jefferson is probably the tallest professional cricketer ever, at about 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) tall.

Australian clothing manufacturer and retailer (David) Fletcher Jones created the 72 scientific cloth sizes and was a pioneer in workforce participation in that staff of the company was incorporated into the ownership.

In astrology, each sign is divided into three divisions of 10 degrees, each sign has 3 decans, one for each division of 10 degrees.

A Technocrat is someone who occupies a senior position in a field such as science or economics and exercises a strong influence over society as a whole.

John S. Collins, who in southern Florida grew vegetables and coconuts on a barrier island, built 2.5 mile long wooden Collins Bridge across Biscayne Bay in 1913 which led to the development of Miami Beach.

Evonne Goolagong is an Australian former World No. 1 female tennis player who married British tennis player Roger Cawley on 19 June 1975 and then was known as Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

A tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the city of Troy and win the conflict was the Trojan horse which later inspired the saying Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

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