Monday, March 31, 2014

Trivia Bits 31 March


  • In 1717, the Viceroyalty of New Granada covered a large area in the north of South America.
  • English rugby player Michael James "Mike" Tindall, married Zara Phillips, the daughter of the Princess Royal and the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 2011.
  • Violet “Vod” Nordstrom is one of the main characters in the award-winning British sitcom 2011 TV series Fresh Meat and is played by English actress and playwright Zawe Ashton.
  • American fashion designer, author, actress and television personality Nicole Richie has a dog named Honeychild and Nicole’s adoptive father, Lionel Richie, writing the song "Ballerina Girl" for her.
  • English writer and social critic Charles Dickens married Catherine Thomson Hogarth in London on 2 April 1836 at St Luke's Church, Chelsea, 12 years after it was finished.
  • In New South Wales there are more than 140 national parks covering more than 4 million hectares.
  • Starring as Roz Focker in the 2004 movie Meet the Fockers was the iconic Barbra Streisand who was joined by Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.
  • British para-equestrian Natasha Baker rode her horse Cabral to two gold medals in the London 2012 Paralympics even though she has no feeling in her legs.
  • Dabberlocks is a type of edible seaweed found along the coasts of the far north Atlantic Ocean especially in Greenland, Iceland, Scotland and Ireland.
  • Addis Ababa is the capital city of the African country of Ethiopia with the site of Addis Ababa chosen by Empress Taytu Betul and the city founded in 1886 by her husband, Emperor Menelik II.

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