Thursday, December 3, 2015

Trivia Bits 03 December



Beavers (pictured) are known for building dams, canals, and lodges (homes) with two main grouping of beaver – the Eurasian beaver and the North American beaver

American boxing trainer and cornerman, Angelo Dundee, best known for his work with Muhammad Ali during1960 to1981, was born Angelo Mirena on August 30, 1921 in Philadelphia of Italian descent.

The collective noun for lions is pride.

The largest group of freshwater lakes in the world, The Great Lakes contain 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water which is approximately one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water.

Jodie Foster’s character in the 1991 American thriller film blending elements of crime and horror genres The Silence of the Lambs was Clarice Starling, a student at the FBI Academy who is sent her to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, played by Anthony Hopkins.

The illegitimate son of Eddard Stark, the honorable lord of Winterfell, an ancient fortress in the North of the fictional kingdom of Westeros, Jon Snow, is played by English actor Kit Harrington in the 2011 premiered American fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones.

The bass player in the American fictional garage band The Archies was Reggie Mantle who with Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones formed the a group of adolescent characters of the Archie universe, in the context of the 1968 animated TV series, The Archie Show.

Commonly associated with the mental condition often called "split personality", or dissociative identity disorder where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality, is described in the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1886.

Polish film score composer Zbigniew Preisner wrote the title music for the monumental 1995 26 part BBC documentary People's Century.

In 1964, the inaugural men’s World Surfing champion was former Australian world surfing champion Bernard “Midget” Farrelly.

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