Saturday, November 2, 2013

Trivia Bits 02 November


  • Everyone in the Middle Ages believed -- as Aristotle had -- that the heart was the seat of intelligence
  • Wasabi is the common name for Japanese horseradish.
  • The Stanislavski method is associated with the profession of theatre or acting.
  • Prince Andrew, born in 1960, was the first child born to Queen Elizabeth II after she was crowned in 1953.
  • In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Muriel was a goat.
  • The word Amen is the same in 1200 different languages without changing in any way.
  • The former pearling point of Denham is the most westerly town in Western Australia.
  • German former high high jumper Ulrike Meyfarth became the youngest individual Olympic champion in athletics at aged 16 when she won the Olympic title in 1972.
  • The request for a response to an invitation RSVP is taken from French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît," which means "please reply."
  • The Sultan of Brunei’s palace Istana Nurul Iman at 200,000 square metres, is officially the largest royal residence anywhere in the world. The palace, completed in 1984, is replete with golden domes and vaulted roofs - designed to echo Brunei's twin influences of Islam and Malay culture. 

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