Monday, November 9, 2015

Trivia Bits 09 November


Suzuki Cappuccino 

The Suzuki car manufacturer made from 1991 to 1997 a small car called the Cappuccino (pictured), a small 2-door, 2-seater demountable hardtop minicar.

The racehorse Parisot, winner of the English 1796 Epsom Oaks, was named after French ballet dancer Mademoiselle Parisot whose performance created a stir in London that year.

A critically endangered species and found in the waters off Alaska and Eastern Siberia, the Kittlitz's Murrelet nests in isolated locations on inland mountaintops, unlike most other seabirds, which nest in seashore colonies.

Ninety Mile Beach in Victoria, Australia is the longest uninterrupted stretch of sandy coastline in the world.

The Zippe-type centrifuge, named after Austrian-German mechanical engineer Gernot Zippe, is a device designed to collect uranium-235.

Tortoise John, voiced by Ned Beatty, and Rattlesnake Jake, voiced by Bill Nighy, are characters from the 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film Rango with the titular character being a chameleon voiced by Johnny Depp.

Nephropathy relates to the damage or disease of the kidney with Nephrosis being a non-inflammatory nephropathy and Nephritis an inflammatory kidney disease.

Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin in 1974 from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day killing 71 people and destroyed more than 70 percent of Darwin's buildings, including 80 percent of houses.

Czech-born British playwright Tom Stoppard's 1984 play Rough Crossing is a loose adaptation of Hungarian dramatist Ferenc Molnár's Play at the Castle.

Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland and it is thought the first inhabitants in the area arrived about 9,000 years ago.

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