Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Trivia Bits 05 February


  • Reverse Sweep is a term mostly used in relation to the sport of Cricket and is a cross-batted sweep shot played in the opposite direction to the standard sweep.
  • In the 1970’s, the song I Feel the Earth Move was written by and was a number one 1971 hit for American singer/song writer Carole King from her first album Tapestry.
  • On December 17, 1920, Japan gained control of the Marshall Islands under mandate from the Council of the League of Nations.
  • The Phoney War was a phrase used during the early stages of World War II to describe a lack of major military operations by the Western Allies (the United Kingdom and France) against the German Reich.
  • The Five refers to a circle of composers who met in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in the years 1856–1870. Mily Balakirev (the leader), César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin had the aim of producing a specifically Russian kind of art music, rather than one that imitated older European music or relied on European-style conservatory training.
  • Mouse Trap, originally titled Mouse Trap Game, is a board game first published by Ideal in 1963 for two or more players.
  • The annual Australian Ernie Awards are given for comments that deemed to be misogynistic and are named after former Australian Workers' Union secretary Ernie Ecob, who was known for his misogynist remarks including “Women aren't welcome in the shearing sheds. They're only after the sex."
  • The second largest island by area in the Caribbean is Hispaniola with an area of 76,480 km2 (29,530 sq mi) and comprises the two sovereign nations of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
  • Having a hit in 2010 with the song Love the Way You Lie was American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor Eminem.
  • Rising 396 metres (1,299 ft) above sea level, Sugarloaf Mountain, situated in Rio de Janeiro, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean, is a famous peak in the South American country of Brazil.

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