Sunday, November 22, 2015

Trivia Bits 22 November


Carole Lombard starred as the rich girl in the 1936 American comedy-drama film My Man Godfrey (poster pictured) based on 1011 Fifth a short novel by Eric Hatch and concerns a socialite who hires a derelict to be her family's butler, only to fall in love with him, much to his dismay.

Colloquially, a mollydooker is a left-handed person and may have been derived from molly, fussy man who does women's work + dook, a variant of duke or fist.

The islands of Aruba, Bonair and Curacao are known as the ABC Islands are the three western-most islands of the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean, north of Falcón State, Venezuela.

Represented by the Roman numerals MCMXCVII is 1997.

Australia is the smallest continent and sixth largest country (in area) on Earth, lying between the Pacific and Indian oceans with an area of 2,969,978 sq mi (7,692,208 sq km).

American blues, jazz and rock guitarist Robben Ford has collaborated with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and KISS and was named one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine.

The Orkney Islands are an archipelago in northern Scotland, 16 kms/10 mi north of the coast of Caithness and comprise approximately 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited.

The world's highest railway is in Peru where the Central Railway climbs to 15,694 feet in the Galera tunnel, 108 miles from Lima and is used by tourists to travel to the ruins of Machu Picchu.

Nadezhda Durova, a woman who became a decorated soldier in the Russian cavalry during the Napoleonic wars, started as a private in 1807 and retired with the rank of stabs-rotmistr in 1816.

Born in Kazakhstan to Eduard and Irina Grigoryan, both professional violinists, Slava Grigoryan is an Australian classical guitarist and recording artist who, following his win at the Tokyo International Classical Guitar Competition where he was the youngest finalist in the history of that competition, was signed by Sony Music Entertainment in 1995 for whom he released four solo album.

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