Friday, April 4, 2014

Trivia Bits 04 April


  • With a surface area of 64,900 hectares (251 sq mi), the largest permanent lake in South Australia is Lake Alexandrina into which the Murray River flows and hence into the Southern Ocean.
  • Sir Isaac Newton’s Law of Universal Gravity was first published in 1687.
  • President Isabel Peron, the third wife of the former President Juan Perón, was overthrown in the 1976 Argentine coup d’état.
  • Traditionally celebrated in the Northern Autumn, Diwali is a festival of lights associated with Hinduism which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
  • Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist who is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times.
  • Martin Luther King Jnr delivered the famous I Have a Dream speech on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington.
  • Gossima was the original name of the popular sport of Table Tennis or Ping Pong with the name Ping Pong was trademarked in 1901 by British manufacturer J. Jaques & Son Ltd.
  • Super Fun Night is a 2013 American situation comedy featuring the character Kimmie Boubier played the series creator Australian actress and writer Rebel Wilson.
  • The Hunnic Empire was formed under the reign of Attila the Hun and was dissolved after Attila's death in 453 as a result of struggles over succession and leadership.
  • The 1624 portrait Laughing Cavalier is one of the best known works by Dutch painter Frans Hals was instrumental in the evolution of 17th-century group portraiture.

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