Friday, January 31, 2014

Trivia Bits 31 January


  • In the early 20th Century, cook Mary Mallon became infamous for spreading the disease of Typhoid and became known as Typhoid Mary being the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever.
  • American actor, stand-up comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, and talk radio host Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in 1967.
  • The 2012 Australian television drama series Tricky Business focused on the Christie family and was filmed in and around Wollongong and Sydney.
  • King and Queen Thistle are features in the 2009 British animated pre-school children's television series Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.
  • In 1978, China introduced the one-child policy to try and curb the burgeoning Chinese population.
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood was the final novel written by Charles Dickens. The novel was unfinished at the time of Dickens' death (9 June 1870) and his ending for it remains unknown. Consequently, the identity of the murderer remains subject to debate.
  • The super water slide at the Cita Del Mare hotel in Sicily, Italy, drops sliders into the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The black mamba snake is the longest venomous snake in Africa averaging around 2.5 to 3.2 m (8.2 to 10 ft) in length.
  • The second largest city in Canada by population is Montreal in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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