Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trivia Bits 29 October


  • Harrington Lake in Quebec is the official country retreat of the Canadian Prime Minister being approximately 35 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, in an area known as Gatineau Park, amidst the Gatineau Hills.
  • The 1980 movie Raging Bull is about boxing.
  • Cape Byron, the eastern most point of Australia is in the Australian state of New South Wales.
  • The Tibetan Plateau is known as the "roof of the world" is the world's highest and largest plateau, with an area of 2,500,000 square kilometres (970,000 sq mi).
  • The Magellanic subpolar forests of South America, covering parts of southern Chile and Argentina, are the world's southernmost forests.
  • US singer Cher performed at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide in 1990.
  • Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice was issued on all British Navy ships.
  • The passenger liner Titanic was built in the Irish city of Belfast.
  • Marilyn Monroe died at the age of 36 in 1962.
  • Wite-Out correction fluid was invented in 1966 by George Kloosterhouse, an insurance-company clerk fluid and was introduced as "Wite-Out WO-1 Erasing Liquid".

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