Saturday, April 19, 2014

Trivia Bits 19 April


  • The concert choir Frankfurter Kantorei performed Mozart's Requiem and Mendelssohn's Walpurgisnacht with the Israel Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv in a concert for the city's 100th anniversary on 3 April 2009.
  • Looking for Alibrandi was a 1992 novel written by Australian writer and teacher Melina Marchetta with the film adaptation of the same title released in 1999, Looking for Alibrandi.
  • The main spirit used in mint julep is Bourbon Whiskey – other ingredients include mint leaf, sugar, and water.
  • To ossify is the process of laying down new bone material by cells called osteoblasts.
  • Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) and Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) are characters in the American television series Lost which ran for six seasons a total of 121 episodes from September 22, 2004 containing elements of science fiction and the supernatural that follows the survivors of the crash of a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean.
  • An American cream draft is a rare draft horse breed recognized by its cream colour, known as "gold champagne" whose population numbers are still considered critical.
  • Colloquially Adam’s Ale is better known as water and is a jokey reference to the only drink available to Adam - the first man, in the biblical and Koranic traditions. It alludes to the simplicity and purity of life in the biblical Eden before the fall in contrast to the association of strong drink with evil and the devil.
  • There are seven on-court players in an Olympic handball team.
  • The dish couscous originated in North Africa and is a traditional Berber dish of semolina (granules of durum wheat) which is cooked by steaming. It is traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it.
  • A Rake’s Progress is a series of eight painting s by 18th Century English artist William Hogarth.

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