Thursday, November 5, 2015

Trivia Bits 05 November


Arthur Ashe 

Former American World No. 1 professional tennis player Arthur Ashe was the winner of the Australian Open in 1970 and was the first black player to win a major men’s tennis tournament.

Former Australian rugby union footballer Nicholas Farr-Jones captained the 1990 Australian rugby union side for a successful third Test against the All Blacks and instructed his team to face out the All Blacks at the Haka.

The Swan Bells is an 82.5m belltower in Perth, Western Australia containing the largest set of 18 ringing bells in the world, several of which are 280 years old and with twelve of the set from St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square in London.

In cards, singleton describes a card that is the only one of a suit in a particular hand.

Australian playwright Hannie Rayson’s 1990 play Hotel Sorento is about three Moynihan sisters, Meg, Pippa and Hilary who reunite in the sleepy Australian seaside town of Sorrento after a ten-year hiatus.

Flowing for about 668 km (415 mi) in New South Wales, the Gwydir River is formed by the confluence of the Georges and Bundarra rivers.

The River Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea after a journey of 6,853 km/4,258 miles with the two tributaries the White Nile rising in the Great Lakes region of central Africa ,the and Blue Nile rising in the at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and both meeting near the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

Zebby the Zebra is a character from the British animated children's television series Raa Raa the Noisy Lion first broadcast in May 2011 and features a group of animal-based characters and their adventures and activities through the Jingly Jangly Jungle.

Vitamin D the skin synthesises from cholesterol when exposed to the sun and is often referred to as the sunshine vitamin.

The Pulitzer Prize, established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, is awarded yearly in twenty-one categories, in twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award but the winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

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