Friday, November 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 November



The Weeping Woman (pictured) is oil on canvas painted by Pablo Picasso in France in 1937.

There are parts of Canadian airspace where compasses are not useful because they are too close to the magnetic north pole.

One of Australia's most awarded plays set in the academic world of New York and dealing with the War on Terror, Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America (2003) was written by highly acclaimed Australian playwright, novelist and screenwriter Stephen Sewell.

Believed to have been written in 1610 – 11, William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest main character is Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan and a great sorcerer, has a daughter named Miranda who Prospero wants to restore to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation.

The 2012 Wild West-themed third episode of the seventh series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, A Town Called Mercy, was mainly filmed around Almería, Spain, the same location used for many Westerns, including A Fistful of Dollars.

Established in 1980 for the Tidy Towns competition, Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia has The World's Tallest Bin that stands about 8m high.

Polydactyl cats, with extra toes as a genetic trait, were long considered good luck by many sailors, as the cats' extraordinary climbing and hunting skills were helpful in controlling shipboard rodents.

British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal released the 2009 cookbook, Total Perfection : In Search of Total Perfection.

Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s birth name was Farrokh Bulsara and was born on the British protectorate of Sultanate of Zanzibar, East Africa now part of Tanzania.

In the US there are four states where the first letter of the capital city is the same letter as the first letter of the state: Dover, Delaware; Honolulu, Hawaii; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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