Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trivia Bits 23 April


  • Modern Arnis is a martial art that originated in the Philippines and founded by Remy Presas as a self-defense system.
  • The mountain originally named Mount Kosciuszko in Australia is the peak next to the present day Kosciuszko.
  • The Australian states of South Australia and Queensland meet at Haddon Corner which was first surveyed by Augustus Poeppel in 1880 and lies at the intersection of the 26th parallel south circle of latitude and the 141st meridian.
  • London Still was the 2002 breakthrough song for The Waifs, an Australian folk rock band formed in 1992.
  • The 1972 Miss World contest was won by Belinda Green representing Australia, at the age of 20.
  • Compote is a dessert originating from 17th-century France made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup and is served either warm or cold.
  • The giant panda is native to China and is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body.
  • 2012 Paralympian Iraqi born Australian swimmer Ahmed Kelly lived at Baghdad's Mother Teresa Orphanage with his brother until he was seven years old.
  • The Children's Memorial Health Institute Warsaw, Poland was founded as a monument to the heroism and martyrdom of children during World War II. The first patients were admitted 17 October 1977.
  • The pasta that is means Little Tongues in Italian is Linguine and originated in Genoa and the Liguria region of Italy.
  • Extremadura is an autonomous community in the west of Spain whose capital city is Mérida and the birthplace of many legendary Spanish conquistadors including Vasco Núñez de Balboa the first European to lead an expedition to reach the Pacific from the New World.

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