Friday, September 27, 2013

Trivia Bits 27 September


  • Famed Australian singer, Johnny O’Keefe’s middle name was Michael.
  • Olafur Thors was Prime Minister on five different occasions in Iceland.
  • The word tsunami comes from Japan and literally means harbour wave.
  • Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution.
  • English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, JRR Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married when they eloped at San Francisco City Hall on January 14, 1954.
  • John F Kennedy was sworn in the 35th US President on January 20, 1961.
  • In Indian cookery, kulfi is a type of ice-cream traditionally set in cone-shaped moulds.
  • The sci-fi series the X-Files introduced such slogans as such as "The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One", and "I Want to Believe".
  • The title character in the Nursery Rhyme There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe fed her children with “some broth without any bread”.

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