Monday, December 21, 2015

Trivia Bits 21 December

The colour on the bottom stripe on the flag of Yemen (pictured) is black and the flag was adopted on May 22, 1990, the day that North Yemen and South Yemen were unified.

The 1995 documentary film Anne Frank Remembered contains the only known film footage of the young diarist.

The title role of Dirty Harry, 1971, was originally intended for Frank Sinatra, but after he refused, it was offered to John Wayne, and then Paul Newman, finally being accepted by Clint Eastwood.

Prime Suspect is a British police procedural television drama series starring Helen Mirren as Detective Chief Inspector (later Detective Superintendent) Jane Tennison, one of the first female Detective Chief Inspectors in Greater London's Metropolitan Police Service

Released in January 1963 the song Walk Like a Man was originally recorded by The Four Seasons features the counterpoint of Nick Massi's bass voice and the falsetto of lead singer Frankie Valli.

Georgia’s capital Tbilisi functioned as the center of an Islamic emirate under the Arab rule from 736 to 1122.

The Meeting of the waters, where Rio Negro meets the Amazon River, is a popular tourist destination in Brazil as Rio Negro, a river with dark, almost black colored water, and the sandy-colored Amazon River and for 6 km/3.7 mi the river's waters run side by side without mixing.

Published in 1817, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy by English doctor James Parkinson was the first detailed description of Parkinson’s Disease.

In Australia, the word that is used to describe a backwater forming a stagnant pool is billabong which is most likely derived from the indigenous Wiradjuri term "bilabaŋ", which means "a watercourse that runs only after rain" and is derived from "bila", meaning "river", and possibly "bong" or "bung", meaning "dead’.

Norwegian football commentator Bjørge Lillelien famously taunted Margaret Thatcher after Norway's victory over England in 1981.

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