Saturday, November 28, 2015

Trivia Bits 28 November


Are you Being Served

The retail ladies' and gentlemen's clothing floor departments of a fictional London department store called Grace Brothers is the setting for the British television 1972 sitcom Are You Being Served? With original actors Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Wendy Richard and Nicholas Smith appearing in all 69 episodes of the programme's 13-year run (cast pictured).

The ABC Islands is the colloquial name for the Alaskan islands of Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof in the northern part of the Alexander Archipelago, which are all part of the Tongass National Forest.

African-American slave, freedman, and minister of religion, Samuel Green was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

In cricket, an over is the name given to six balls consecutively delivered by a single bowler from one end of the pitch, to the batsman at the other end.

English poet George Gordon Byron better known as Lord Byron, a writer of the Romantic Movement, published in 1819 the poem Don Juan which was based on the legend of Don Juan which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womaniser but as someone easily seduced by women.

In 1990, Czech and Slovak politicians "fought" the Hyphen War, a political battle over whether "Czechoslovakia" should be spelled with a hyphen.

It took Stan and Jan Berenstain two years to revise 1962 children’s book The Big Honey Hunt, the first Berenstain Bears book, to Dr. Seuss's satisfaction.

An Omnibus is a book comprising previously published, related works by the same author is often called an omnibus edition of those works, or simply an omnibus.

The independent bookstore Politics and Prose located in Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C., on Connecticut Avenue, has had Barack Obama, J. K. Rowling, and Bill Clinton as readers at its author events.

Granite Island Recreation Park is just off the coast of Victor Harbor in South Australia connected to the mainland by a causeway, is 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Adelaide and reported as being the most visited park in South Australia.

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