Saturday, October 31, 2015

Trivia Bits 31 October


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Scottish-born Australian folk singer-songwriter Eric Bogle (pictured) whose songs include two homages to departed pets, Little Gomez, a Chihuahua, and Nobody's Moggy Now and an acknowledgment of his folk music fans with Do You Sing Any Dylan?.

Born Eleanora Fagan born in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915 was jazz vocalist Billie Holliday whose song God Bless the Child became her most popular and covered record that reached number 25 on the charts in 1941 and was third in Billboard's songs of the year, selling over a million records and in 1976, the song was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The Dark Hedges is the one of the most photographed locations in Northern Ireland and are a beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century.

South African rebel tours was the name given to a series of cricket tours to South Africa during its isolation from international cricket in the 1980s due to apartheid.

Meaning to take a look at and also referring to a adult male goose is the word gander.

The 18 August 1966 Battle of Long Tan took place in a rubber plantation near Long Tan, in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War fought between Australian forces and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units.

Founded in 1994 in Sweden by Christian von Koenigsegg, the Swedish company Koenigsegg, based in Ängelholm, is a manufacturer of high-performance sports cars, also known as hypercars.

At South Australian town Streaky Bay on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, a monument has been erected to Dutch explorer Pieter Nuyts who was the first European to sight the area in 1627 in the Golden Zeepaard.

The title of the Irish novelist, screenwriter and former journalist Colin Bateman 1995 novel Cycle of Violence refers to a bicycle that the protagonist, a journalist named Miller, must ride whilst reporting on murders and court cases alike.

Jon Heder played the title role in the 2004 comedy film Napoleon Dynamite with Heder paid just $1,000 to play Napoleon Dynamite, and only after the film's success re-negotiated and received a cut of its profits.

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