Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trivia Bits 20 October


  • Chorizo is a Spanish sausage smoked and heavily spiced.
  • The 1960 hit Cathy’s Clown was recorded by The Everley Brothers.
  • People Will Say We Are In Love was a hit song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma.
  • The Asian city Hong Kong translates into English as fragrant harbour.
  • The play The Night of the Iguana was written by Tennessee Williams.
  • The sporting venue Eden Park is in the New Zealand city of Auckland.
  • The monetary unit of Venezuela is the bolivar.
  • The European city of Athens was the host for the 2004 Olympic Games.
  • Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes in North America that is entirely in the US.
  • France opposed England in the Hundred Years War.
  • W C Handy composed the song The St Louis Blues.
  • The Black Sea was called Pontus Axeinus by the Greek navigators.
  • Former West Indian cricketer Brian Lara was born in 1969 on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad.
  • A Randolph is performed in the sport of Trampolining.
  • It's believed that the national dance of the Dominican Republic, the merengue, may have taken its name from the dessert made of sugar and egg whites, perhaps because of the light and frothy character of the dance, or perhaps because of its short, precise rhythms. Merengue has existed since the early years of the Dominican Republic. By mid nineteenth century, the merengue was highly popular in the Dominican Republic - and it's now used on every dancing occasion. Tempos vary a great deal and the Dominicans enjoy a sharp quickening in pace towards the latter part of the dance.

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