Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Trivia Bits 04 September


  • In William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Robin Starveling is a tailor.
  • Vivamenta is a musical term that means quickly and lively.
  • The signature tune of British comedians Morecambe and Wise was Bring Me Sunshine.
  • The children’s character Noddy was created by Enid Blyton.
  • Porto, in Portugal, used to be the centre of the port wine trade. The Alto Douro is the oldest formally designated wine growing region in the world. Many of the vines here are used to make port - rich sweet fortified wine often pulled out with the cheese plate at Christmas time. Wine estates, called quintas are open to stop-in visits and are often part of river cruise itineraries.
  • The Pennines are often described as the backbone of England.
  • In the video game Angry Birds the hungry pigs are coloured green.
  • The collective noun for a group of gorillas is a band also known as a whoop.
  • India celebrates its national day, Republic Day, on January 26.
  • Kelly Slater claimed his eleventh world title in Surfing in 2011.

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