Saturday, November 7, 2015

Trivia Bits 07 November


Jurong Falls

Jurong Falls (pictured), located at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park and featuring the world's most numerous bird collection, is one of the tallest artificial waterfalls in the world standing at 30 metres (98 feet) high.

The jugular veins are veins that bring deoxygenated blood from the head back to the heart via the superior vena cava.

Porsche AG is a German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans with headquartered in Stuttgart, and owned by Volkswagen.

Vatican City and Monaco are two independent nations, both in Europe, that are smaller than Central Park in New York City with each being less than one square mile. The next three smallest countries are Bauru, eight square miles, in the western Pacific Ocean; Tuvalu, ten square miles, the Southwest Pacific; and San Marino, 24 square miles, in Europe.

Caribbean Queen was a 1984 hit for English recording artist Billy Ocean, climbed to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Black Singles chart in the US and won Ocean the 1985 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, making him the first British artist to win in that category.

Born in December 2003, Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange is the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands consisting of the countries the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba, and Sint Maarten.

The anthem Blowin’ in the Wind was written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on his album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in 1963 with the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994

The Scottish city of Glasgow is on the River Clyde with around 72 bridges (rail, road, foot and other) that cross the Clyde, from estuary to source.

Well known businessman, philanthropist and civil servant of Kanpur, India, Peter de Noronha was the first Indian to become an envoy of the Legion of Mary and was later knighted by Pope Paul VI in 1965.

Recording the 1966 hit 19th Nervous Breakdown was English rock band The Rolling Stones and was recorded during the Aftermath sessions between 3 and 8 December 1965 at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, California, at the conclusion of their fourth North American tour.

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