Monday, September 23, 2013

Trivia Bits 23 September


  • The deepest lake in the world at 1,642 m (5,387 ft) is Lake Baikal in Russia.
  • The expression from the horse’s mouth means from an authoritative source.
  • The opera Fidelio was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. Fidelio was Beethoven’s only opera being first produced in a three-act version at Vienna's Theater an der Wien, on 20 November 1805.
  • The sixth letter of the Greek alphabet is Zeta.
  • The planet Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, is mostly made of Ice.
  • The world’s tallest animal is the giraffe.
  • The second largest city in Russia is St Petersburg.
  • Murdoch University is in the Australian city of Perth with the  name taken from Sir Walter Murdoch (1874–1970), the Founding Professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia..
  • Victor Hugo wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame and was published in 1831.
  • British master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was as a child punished by his father by being sent with a note to the police station asking he be locked away for 10 minutes.

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