Thursday, September 5, 2013

Trivia Bits 05 September


  • Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus is better known as performer Elvis Costello.
  • In the famous formula e=mc2, the c stands for the speed of light.
  • The currency in Indonesia is the rupiah.
  • The second highest mountain in Australia is Mt Townsend at 2209 metres.
  • A stargazer is type of fish.
  • The Australian novel Cloudstreet was written by Tim Winton.
  • Scotland is considering a referendum on independence in 2014.
  • On the radio dial, FM stands for Frequency Modulation.
  • The world’s largest lizard is the Komodo Dragon.
  • Borneo and Sumatra is the only place you can see orang-utans in the wild. Humans share 97% genetic material with orang-utans - Orang is Malay for person and Utan is Malay for forest. Orang-utans are forest people who spend up to 95% of their time in trees. The distance, fingertip to fingertip, of an Orang-utan's arm span is approximately 8 feet (2.5 metres). Baby orang-utans are carried by their mother usually for about 5 years. Rehabilitated orang-utans are fed bananas and milk at the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary at about 10am and 3pm.

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