Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trivia Bits 31 October



  • Swedish tennis player, Bjorn Borg, won five consecutive Wimbledon men’s singles championships from 1976-1980 incl.
  • Sydney is Australia’s oldest city founded in 1788.
  • Nanwan Monkey Island is the only ocean-facing natural monkey reserve in China being home to over 1500 monkeys dwelling in an expansive area of shrubbery, free from the confines of traditional zoos. The island is accessed by a 2140 metre long over-sea ropeway that offers beautiful views of the ocean and fishing boats.
  • The Olympic code KAZ is for the country of Kazakhstan.
  • Christmas became a national holiday in the US in 1890.
  • During the US Civil war, 200,000 blacks served in the Union Army; 38,000 gave their lives; 22 won the Medal of Honor.
  • In the poem Monday’s Child, it is Thursday’s Child that has far to go.
  • Matthew Perry played the character Chandler Bing in the television situation comedy series Friends.
  • The African nation of Angola gained independence from Portugal in 1975.
  • The collective name of the first five books in the Old Testament is the Pentateuch.

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