Saturday, October 19, 2013

Trivia Bits 19 October


  • The ears of the cricket are located on its front legs.
  • The Formula One championships in 1959, 1960 and 1966 were won by Jack Brabham.
  • In the novel by Boris Pasternak the first name of Dr Zhivago was Yuri.
  • The total sum of the strings on the violin, viola and cello are 13.
  • A woman is only a woman but a good cigar is a smoke are on the poem The Betrothed by Rudyard Kipling.
  • One meaning of the word Breach is to violate a law or contract.
  • Viticulture is the science of growing grapes with the science of wine making being Oenology.
  • A nick-name for the famed Sydney Harbour Bridge is the coat hanger.
  • The Puerto Rican Trench is the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Cauchin, Spider and Colobous are types of monkeys.
  • British monarch Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926.
  • The well known Arabic word for The Island or The Peninsula is Al Jazeera.
  • Internationally known Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman was born in Cootamundra in New South Wales.
  • US cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote the book Coming of Age in Samoa.
  • The profession of Wilbur Post (Alan Young) in the TV situation comedy Mr Ed was an architect.

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