Monday, November 2, 2015

Trivia Bits 02 November


 Woolf Barnato

British diamond magnate Woolf Barnato (pictured) won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in consecutive years, and in 1930 won a race across France in his Bentley against Le Train Bleu.

In Chilean cuisine, coliza, hullulla and marraqueta are all types of bread.

Johnny Depp played English playwright J M Barrie in the 2004 American semi-biographical film Finding Neverland which was nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Johnny Depp and won the 2004 Academy Award for Jan A. P. Kaczmarek's musical score.

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter whose 1907–08 painting The Kiss, oil on canvas, now displayed at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna.

Simeon is a name shared by the last Bulgarian Tsar, Simeon II, and a musician with the American psychedelic electronic music group from New York Silver Apples, Simeon – born Simeon Oliver Coxe III.

Sometimes obscene with humorous intent, a Limerick has five lines with the first two lines rhyme with the last line and the third and fourth line rhyme with the form be found in England as of the early years of the 18th century but was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century.

French painter Édouard Manet painted the 1863 painting The Luncheon on the Green with the juxtaposition of fully dressed men and a nude woman controversial as was its abbreviated, sketch-like handling, an innovation that distinguished Manet.

Amber is fossilized tree resin which has been appreciated for its colour and natural beauty since Neolithic times as a gemstone is found on the beaches of the Baltic.

Columbo is an American detective mystery television film series first airing in 1968 starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department with almost every episode begins by showing the commission of the crime and its perpetrator; the series therefore has no "whodunit" element and the plot revolves mainly around how the perpetrator, whose identity is already known to the audience, will finally be caught and exposed.

American physicist, political scientist and sinologist Stuart R. Schram, biographer of Chairman Mao, started his career as a nuclear physicist working on the Manhattan Project

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