Thursday, April 17, 2014

Trivia Bits 17 April

 

  • Fela Kuti was a famous Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician and composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.
  • Macarons or Macaroons originated in France and are a sweet meringue-based confection made with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring.
  • The best friend of children’s character Bottle Top Bill is Corky featured in an Australian 2005 ABC2 children's animated television program.
  • In 1997, the powdered flavouring mix Quik was changed to the worldwide brand as Nesquik originally a chocolate powdered flavouring mix in the United States in 1948, as Nestl√© Quik.
  • Weirdsister College is the sequel to the 1998 children’s British ITV television series The Worst Witch about a group of young witches at a school for magic.
  • Soleil Moon Frye starred as the title character in the TV series Punky Brewster.
  • Constance Edwina Lewes, the Duchess of Westminster was one of only two women to compete in sailing at the London 1908 Summer Olympics as owner and extra crewmember of the 8-metre bronze medal-winning yacht Sorais. The venue for all sailing races, named matches was Ryde, Isle of Wight.
  • Five-hole is a term used in the sport of Ice Hockey.
  • The most infamous person to be hung at the Old Melbourne Goal was Ned Kelly, an Irish Australian bushranger, on 11 November 1880.
  • American author, screenwriter, and educator Erich Segal wrote the 1970 novel Love Story a best-seller, and writing the motion picture of the same name, which was a major hit.

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