Saturday, May 3, 2014

Trivia Bits 03 May


  • The highest classification in the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale is Category 5 with the scale being a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed.
  • Kalimantan is located on the Asian island of Borneo refers to the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, while in Indonesian, the term "Kalimantan" refers to the whole island of Borneo.
  • South Australia shares a border with all other Australian mainland states.
  • A yashmak is a piece of clothing more particularly a veil worn by Muslim women.
  • 13-time Irish tennis champion and world pro doubles champion George Lyttleton-Rogers was also an amateur boxer and cancelled a sparring bout with Don McCorkindale so as to retain his amateur status.
  • The 1953 play about the Salem witch trials The Crucible was written by Arthur Miller.
  • Obamadon, whose fossils have been found in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana and the Lance Formation of Wyoming, is an extinct lizard that was named after President Barack Obama as a tribute to his "role model of good oral hygiene for the world". The creature was probably a foot long, with tall, slender teeth it used to eat insects and plant matter.
  • The birth name of boxer Muhammad Ali was Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr, born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • The popular synonym of the dinosaur known as the Apatosaurus is Brontosaurus and is thought to have lived from about 154 to 150 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period.
  • Television franchise series Undercover Boss originated in 2009 on the British Channel 4 features the experiences of senior executives working undercover in their own companies to investigate how their firms really work and to identify how they can be improved, as well as to reward hard-working employees.

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