Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trivia Bits 24 October


  True Grit poster

In the 1969 American western Technicolor film True Grit (poster pictured), US actor John Wayne wore an eye patch on his face as his character fictional biography Reuben Cogburn was born on July 15, 1825, was a veteran of the American Civil War who served under Confederate guerrilla leader William Quantrill, where he lost his eye with John Wayne winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Cogburn.

The Queen Maud Mountains are located on the continent of the Antarctica and when Captain Roald Amundsen and his South Pole party ascended Axel Heiberg Glacier near the central part of this group in November 1911, naming these mountains for the Norwegian queen Maud of Wales.

Opened in 1820, Union Bridge across the River Tweed between England and Scotland was once the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world and is now the oldest surviving.

American actress and community activist Sonja Sohn played Detective Kima Greggs in the 2002 American crime drama television series The Wire.

The Union Carbide disaster at Bhopal, India occurred on the night of 2–3 December 1984 in which over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and other chemicals with the toxic substance made its way into and around the shanty towns located near the plant.

First made commercially in 1974 by a British company, Skittles, a brand of fruit-flavoured sweets, has the slogan Taste the Rainbow and have hard sugar shells which carry the letter S.

The Irish Civil War, between 28 June 1922 – 24 May 1923, and saw the establishment of the Irish Free State, an entity independent from the United Kingdom but within the British Empire.

Timon and Pumbaa are an animated meerkat and warthog duo introduced in Disney's popular 1994 animated film The Lion King.

Roswell, noted for a 1947 UFO incident when an airborne object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, with the most famous explanation of what occurred is that the object was a spacecraft containing extraterrestrial life.

Originally known as a Patersonia, the Tasmanian city of Launceston was the first to use anaesthetic in the Southern Hemisphere, the first Australian city to have underground sewers and the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity.

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