Saturday, December 7, 2013

Trivia Bits 07 December


  • The sacrum is in the Spine / pelvis area of the human body and is a large, triangular bone at the base of the spine and at the upper and back part of the pelvic cavity.
  • The expression to have the flute means to monopolise a conversation.
  • The Triangle-and-Two-Defense is a tactic used in the sport of Basketball.
  • The car manufacturer Volvo takes its name from the Latin meaning I roll.
  • The chemical term for chalk is Calcium Carbonate.
  • The 1993 novel The Shipping News was written by American author E Arnie Prouix and won both the Pulitzer Prize and the U.S. National Book Award.
  • The Year of the Monkey follows the Year of the Goat in the Chinese calendar.
  • DuckDuckGo is the name of a search engine.
  • Peter Lalor was the leader of the Eureka Stockade – an organised rebellion in Australia in 1854.
  • A cube has 6 sides.
  • Lancelot was the greatest knight of legendary English King Arthur.
  • The Bridge of Sighs is in the Italian city of Venice.
  • The Magna Carta was originally written in Latin.
  • Elvis Presley sang Wooden Heart in the 1960 movie G.I. Blues.
  • No angel born in hell could break that Satan’s spell was part of the lyrics of the 1970s hit American Pie.

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