Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Trivia Bits 11 February


  • Throughout U.S. history, different types of mail bags, used for collecting, carrying, categorizing, and classifying different types of postal material, have been called mail pouch, mail sack, mail satchel, catcher pouch, mochila saddle mailbag and portmanteau depending on form, function, place and time.
  • Slim Dusty, a hugely popular Australian Country singer and songwriter was born David Gordon Kirkpatrick in 1927 Kempsey, New South Wales.
  • Brussels is the de facto capital of the European Union an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
  • The 2013 movie Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi was directed by English film director, screenwriter and former journalist Paul Greengrass.
  • In February 2013, Cyclone Rusty battered the coast of Western Australia.
  • The 11th-century Japanese fictional work Shinsarugakuki, written by Fujiwara no Akihira (989–1066),.provides insights into Chinese trade, comic sketches, lion dances, puppets, rice-planting songs, and solo sumo wrestling.
  • In 2006, Carey Hart married entertainer Pink.
  • Polish symbolist painter Jacek Malczewski, born 1854, combined the predominant style of his times, with the historical motifs of Polish martyrdom, the Romantic ideals of independence, the Christian and Greek traditions, folk mythology, as well as his love of natural environment.
  • Netball in Kenya had a governing body called the Kenya Inter-racial Netball and Rounders Association, which only became the Kenya Netball Association in 1966.
  • The primary religion of Thailand is Buddhism.

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