Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trivia Bits 28 August



Amalienborg (pictured)  is the winter residence of the Danish Royal family and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Chiroptophobia is the fear of Bats which being nocturnal animals, are associated with various dangers and fears of darkness, with the centuries of prejudices and accompanying myths of Dracula and Halloween.

The 1970’s TV show featuring a gravel-voiced transvestite wearing a gold boxing gloves was The Aunty Jack Show being a Logie Award–winning Australian television comedy series that ran from 1972 to 1973.

The headquarters of confectionary manufacturer Whittaker’s is based in Porirua, New Zealand and specialises in chocolate.

American businessman and writer Howard Schultz is credited with starting the chain of coffee houses known as Starbucks in 1987.

Marmolada is the highest mountain of the Dolomite Ranges in north-eastern Italy standing at 3,343 m (10,968 ft).

The first US Marines wore high leather collars to protect their necks from sabres, hence the name "leathernecks."

The 1870s painting The Dance Class was painted by French artist Edgar Degas who was born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas on 19 July 1834.

The country with the internet top-level domain of .id is Indonesia.

James Callaghan preceded Margaret Thatcher as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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