Monday, October 26, 2015

Trivia Bits 26 October


Khigh Dhiegh

Portrayed by actor Khigh Dhiegh (pictured), Wo Fat is a fictional villain in the original 1968 American police procedural drama TV series Hawaii Five-O.

The Sumida River runs through Tokyo for 27 kilometres, passes under 26 bridges spaced at about one bridge per kilometre including The Senju Bridge, dating from 1921, replaced an earlier bridge initially constructed in 1594, which was for a long time the only bridge across the river.

Opened on 18 December 1884, and listed in the 2014 top-20 list of the most beautiful libraries in the world compiled by the U.S. magazine Travel + Leisure, Adelaide's State Library’s Mortlock Wing features masonry columns, two galleries, a glass-domed lantern roof, painted gold features, original furniture and a large Dent and Sons clock over the main hall.

The original manuscript of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo was published n 1862 with hundreds of pages penned by Hugo while he was in exile on Guernsey.

Florida Lottery's Lotto game was the first single-state lottery in the United States to have a jackpot over US$100 million, on the September 14, 1990 drawing.

In July 2014, the Guinness Book of Records record for the largest gathering of people dressed as cows was set at the Cowrarump’s Deja-Moo Country Fair in South Western Western Australia when 1,352 dressed in cow onsies.

In July 2013m 6,000 dancers across the three cities of Sydney, London and Glasgow were joined by video link and simultaneously performed a commissioned Big Dance routine created by Australia Rafael Bonachela, the artistic director of the Sydney Dance Company.

The third oldest university in Australia, Adelaide University was founded in 1874 and is associated with five Nobel laureates, 104 Rhodes scholars and is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of research intensive Australian universities.

To nictitate is to wink or blink and comes from Medieval Latin nictitāre to wink repeatedly and from Latin nictāre to wink.

The Royal Military College, Duntroon, is the Australian Army's officer training establishment in the Australian Capital Territory, founded in 1911 modelled on aspects from the Royal Military College of Canada and the military colleges of Britain, and the United States of America.

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