Friday, September 13, 2013

Trivia Bits 13 September


  • The action in the book The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico was set in World War II.
  • Phuket is the largest island in Thailand.
  • The Beaufort Scale is used to measure wind speeds.
  • The Swedish Nightingale was the nickname of Jenny Lind.
  • Hyperhidrosis is better known as excessive sweating.
  • The Gobi is a large desert region in Asia.
  • The title characters in the 2004 film Starsky and Hutch were played by Ben Stiller (David Starsky) and Owen Wilson (Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson).
  • Parking meters were first installed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1958.
  • The lead singer of the Australian band Sherbert was Daryl Braithwaite.
  • An abnormal and persistent fears of mirrors is known as eisoptrophobia.

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