Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Trivia Bits 12 February


  • 1930 Wimbledon Championships mixed doubles runner-up Daniel Prenn was of Jewish origin and was expelled from the Germany Davis Cup team and subsequently moved from Nazi Germany to England.
  • The planet Neptune is names after the Roman god of the sea.
  • The Tirari Desert is situated in the eastern part of the Far North region in the Australian state of South Australia being 15,250 square kilometres (5,888 sq mi).
  • The Battle of Mogadishu or more commonly referred to as Black Hawk Down was a 1993 battle between US Forces and Militia from Somalia and was later adapted into the 2001 film Black Hawk Down, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Ridley Scott.
  • Boccincini are small portions of Mozzarella cheese.
  • mX is an Australian free afternoon daily newspaper in the cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, targeted at commuters at inner-city railway stations, tram and bus stops, and major CBD intersections and was first published in Melbourne on Tuesday 6 February 2001.
  • Australian politician and former leader of One Nation, a right-wing political party with a populist, conservative and anti-multiculturalism platform, Pauline Hanson wrote the 2007 autobiography Untamed and Unashamed.
  • The 1989 novel The Pillars of the Earth was written by Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels Ken Follett.
  • The Lakes of Killarney are a tourist attraction in Ireland and consist of three lakes - Lough Leane, Muckross Lake (also called Middle Lake) and Upper Lake.
  • The figurehead of the German wooden frigate SMS Niobe , a three-masted, ship-rigged frigate that had a sail area of 1,650 square metres (17,800 sq ft), survives in the Naval Academy at Mürwik after the frigate was broken up in 1919.

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