Monday, February 10, 2014

Trivia Bits 10 February


  • FARC is a guerilla organisation based in Colombia - The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia—Ejército del Pueblo, FARC–EP and FARC).
  • Oliebollen are a a traditional food of the Netherlands and are variety of dumpling made by using an ice-scooper or two spoons to scoop a certain amount of dough and dropping the dough into a deep fryer filled with hot oil.
  • George H W Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was preceded by Ronald Reagan as President of the United States and was succeeded by Bill Clinton.
  • The prefix HMAS stands for His/Her Majesty’s Australian Ship, with King George V on 10 July 1911 granting the title of Royal Australian Navy to the naval forces of Australia and hence the ships styled with HMAS.
  • Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen wrote the award winning Hallelujah in 1984 and since has been performed by almost 200 artists in various languages.
  • Fiji banded, Camphece spinytail and rhinoceros are types of the Iguana reptile.
  • The 14th-century Cloud Platform at Juyongguan situated in the Guangou Valley at the Juyongguan Pass of the Great Wall of China is inscribed with Buddhist texts in six different scripts: Lanydza, Tibetan, 'Phags-pa, Old Uyghur, Tangut and Chinese.
  • Dr Chris Warner is a main character in Shortland Street, a New Zealand prime-time soap opera centring around the fictitious Shortland Street Hospital and has been running since 1992.
  • Lampedusa, the southernmost part of Italy lies closest to the African country of Tunisia which is about 113 kilometres (70 miles) away.
  • Catherine Earnshaw is one of the main characters in Emily Brontë’s classical novel Wuthering Heights, written between October 1845 and June 1846, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell.

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