Friday, December 11, 2015

Trivia Bits 11 December


The Good Guys

The Good Guys (logo pictured), a chain of consumer electronics retail stores in Australia, had the slogan Pay Less, Pay Cash!

Robert Muldoon served as Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984.

In 2014, Gabriele Cirulli created the game 2048 which is a single-player online game in which the objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them and create a tile with the number 2048

The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort, was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year but in 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.

The Hindu holy day begins at sunrise, the Jewish holy day begins at sunset, and the Christian holy day begins at midnight.

A prime example of process music, Come Out, a 1966 piece by American composer Steve Reich, was made out of the recorded speech of a young man injured in a race riot who was wrongly arrested for murder.

11 of the 13 members, including Surrey cricketer John Dunn, of the Hong Kong cricket team died when their steamship, SS Bokhara, carrying the team back from Shanghai was lost in a typhoon in 1892.

It is in the Spanish city of Barcelona that the Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi designed buildings of Casa Vicens and La Pedera stand.

The Indulkana Range with the highest peak being Mount Chandler is in the northwest of South Australia on the traditional Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands.

On August 9, 2011, a 21-year-old Turkish woman named Derya Sert, who was born without a uterus, became the first woman in history to have successful uterus transplant surgery.

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