Monday, November 11, 2013

Trivia Bits 11 November


  • The Troodos Mountains are in the European country of Cyprus.
  • The main character Mavis in the 2011 film Young Adult was Charlize Theron, co-starred Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt, directed by Jason Reitman.
  • The Sydney area was the ancestral home of the Daruk peoples whose territory extended from Botany Bay to Pittwater. There are some 2,000 Aboriginal rock engraving sites in the Sydney area and many of Sydney’s suburbs have been given Aboriginal names.
  • The bubbles in Guinness Beer float downward not to the top.
  • New Orleans' first Mardi Gras celebration was held in February, 1826.
  • The delicacy, Pate de Foie Gras, comes from the fattened livers of geese.
  • The largest dam in New South Wales is the Hume Dam on the Murray River. When full it holds six times the volume of water in Sydney Harbour.
  • Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy are the four girls in Alcott’s Little Women.
  • On April 12, 1938, the state of New York passed a law requiring medical tests for marriage license applicants, the first state to do so.
  • The metallic element with atomic number 50 and the symbol Sn is Tin.

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