Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Trivia Bits 04 November



British film studio, Ealing Studios, produced the 1946 movie The Overlanders (poster pictured) , starring Chips Rafferty, set in outback Australia about drovers driving a large herd of cattle 1,600 miles overland from Wyndham in Western Australia through the Northern Territory outback of Australia to pastures north of Brisbane, Queensland during World War II.

The sport of shin-kicking originated in England in the early 17th century, and was one of the most popular events at the Cotswold Olimpick Games until the games ended in the 1850s.

Political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the February 1848 publication The Communist Manifesto which contains Marx and Engels' theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Founded in 1908, The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering of the Pennsylvania State University was the first industrial engineering department in the world.

Native to Australia and New Guinea, the term used for a young echidna is a puggle which is held in the pouch for two to three months before being expelled and will stay within their mother's den for up to a year before leaving.

Mather Tower, the headquarters building for Mather Stock Car Company built in 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, has the smallest floor size of any of Chicago's skyscrapers at only 100 by 65 feet at its base.

The Australia Council for the Arts recognised the outstanding contribution of writer Frank Moorhouse AM by awarding him the 2013 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

Appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, Jay Garrick is the alias of the Flash who first appeared in the comic book Flash Comics #1 published in 1940 and was soon featured in All-Star Comics as part of the Justice Society of America.

The last James Bond movie to star Pierce Brosnan was the twentieth spy film in the James Bond series Die Another Day, released on 20 November 2002 and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The Neo-Renaissance architectural style encompasses such dissimilar structures as the Opera Garnier and Hôtel de Ville in Paris, the National Theatre in Prague, the Reichstag in Berlin, Mentmore Towers near London, Vladimir Palace in Saint Petersburg, and the Public Library in Boston.

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