Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Trivia Bits 22 December

The potato is the main ingredient in traditional Spanish patatas bravas (pictured) often served as a tapa in bars.
The Gibraltar Museum houses the remains of a 14th-century Moorish bath house, once the private baths of the Governor of Gibraltar during the Marinid dynasty of Zenata Berber descent that ruled Morocco from the 13th to the 15th century.
Crime novel I am Pilgrim is the 2013 debut novel of English-born screenwriter, producer and author Terry Hayes and tells of the adopted son of a wealthy American family, who once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence, but before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation.
Australian Nikki van Dijk is best known for her involvement in the sport of surfing as professional surfer competing in the World Surf League who won the women's world junior title in 2012 in Bali.
Inspired by Gracetown a small coastal town in Western Australia, Gracetown is a sophomore 2015 album by Australian band San Cisco, an Australian indie pop band that formed in 2009 under the original name of King George in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Yusmarg in the Kashmir Valley in India is translated as the meadow of Jesus, and is believed to be where Jesus once visited and stayed for a time.
The Great Polish Map of Scotland, built between 1974 and 1979, was the brainchild of Polish war veteran Jan Tomasik and is claimed to be the largest terrain relief model in the world measuring 50 metres by 40 metres.
Providing the voice for Queen Elizabeth II in the 2015 American 3D computer-animated family comedy film Minions was English comedian, screenwriter and actress Jennifer Saunders.
Hoi polloi is an expression from Greek that means the many or, in the strictest sense, the majority that in English, it means the working class, commoners, the masses or common people in a derogatory sense.
Actor and comedian Louis Székely is better known as Louis C K a stage name which is an approximate English pronunciation of his Hungarian surname, Székely and has won a 2012 Peabody Award and five Emmy awards.

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