Thursday, December 10, 2015

Trivia Bits 10 December


Rolf de Heer

Adelaide-based filmmaker Rolf de Heer (pictured) directed the 1981 movie Dingo, the only movie to feature legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in an acting role in a story that traces the pilgrimage of John Anderson (Colin Friels), an average guy with a passion for jazz, from his home in outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris, to meet his idol, jazz trumpeter Billy Cross (Miles Davis).

Krona, an Oan scientist, first appeared in Green Lantern #40 (1965) and was created by John Broome and Gil Kane for DC Comics.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's first concert took place on 11 December 1906 under the baton of Alberto Zelman, founder of the MSO, who later became the first Australian conductor to conduct the London and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.

The only Australian Zoo operated on a non-profit basis is the Adelaide Zoo and was opened on 23 May 1883, now occupying 8 hectares/20 acres of land granted by the Government, was founded by the South Australian Acclimatization and Zoological Society which became the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia after a Royal Charter was granted by King George VI in 1937.

The photographic process that uses a surface coated with selenium is called xerograph from the Greek roots ξηρός xeros, "dry" and -γραφία -graphia, "writing" in a process that used no liquid chemicals.

Also known as Bolotny Island, Balchug Island opposite the Kremlin in Moscow takes its name from the Tatar word for marsh.

The atomic number of gold is 79 with the atomic number of a chemical is the number of protons found in the nucleus of an atom of that element.

Iron Range is a National Park located in Queensland, Australia, 1,940 km northwest of Brisbane and 100 km east of Weipa in the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland and within the National Park is the Iron Range (Lockhart River Resources Reserve), Scrubby Creek mining site and the Lockhart River Aboriginal Reserve.

Fastnet Rock, a small clay-slate island with quartz veins, is the southernmost point of Ireland with Construction of the first lighthouse beginning in 1853, and first producing a light on 1 January 1854.

Elmer Robinson was the 33rd mayor of San Francisco, California serving from January 1948 until January 1956.

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