Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Trivia Bits 10 September


Yusak Pakage

Yusak Pakage (pictured) is an Indonesian activist for Papuan independence, best known for his 2005–2010 imprisonment for raising the pro-independence Morning Star flag.

The national flag of Switzerland is square in shape and consists of a red flag with a white cross (a bold, equilateral cross) in the centre being introduced as official national flag in 1889.

Adopted on 28 September 1917, the flag of Thailand shows five horizontal stripes in the colours red, white, blue, white and red, with the central blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four.

In the early 1900s the Illecillewaet Glacier in British Columbia, Canada, was described as the most visited glacier in the Americas.

Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010 and revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

Country singer Carrie Underwood was voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" in 2005 by animal-rights organization PETA beating out such stars as Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix for the honour that she shares with Coldplay front man Chris Martin.

The female singing voice with the lowest range is the Contralto with vocal range falls between tenor and mezzo-soprano; typically between the F below middle C to the second F above middle C.

From 1992 to 2011, the Starbucks logo was white, black and green but was changed in 2011 to green and white.

The Atkins Diet involves limiting the consumption of carbohydrates and was promoted by American physician and cardiologist Robert Atkins in 1958.

The fictional character Chief Inspector Wexford was created by English crime writer Ruth Rendall making his first appearance in the author's 1964 debut From Doon With Death, and has since been the protagonist of 22 more books and in the television series of the same name he was played by George Baker from 1988 to 2000.

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