Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trivia Bits 16 September


Galdhopiggen Norway

Galdhopiggen (pictured) is the highest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia and Northern Europe, at 2,469 m (8,100 ft) above sea level.

The pink ball is worth six points in a game of snooker.

French apothecary and reputed seer Michel de Nostredame better known as Nostradamus is noted for his quatrains and predictions contained in his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555.

The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972, which was largely overshadowed by the Munich massacre in which eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, a West German police officer, and five Black September terrorists were killed.

Charon is the largest moon of the dwarf planet Pluto which was discovered in 1978 by the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station (NOFS)and may also be referred to as (134340) Pluto I.

The 2007 non-fiction book Lone Survivor, written by Marcus Lutrell is set in Afghanistan with the film, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, and Alexander Ludwig and was released on January 10, 2014.

Clootie dumplings originated in Scotland and is made with flour, breadcrumbs, dried fruit, suet, sugar and spice with some milk to bind it, and sometimes golden syrup mixed well into a dough, then wrapped up in a floured cloth, placed in a large pan of boiling water and simmered for a couple of hours before being lifted out and dried before the fire or in an oven.

Dark eggplant skins were historically used by aristocratic women in China to make black dye, which they often used to stain their teeth to a black lustre which in Japan is called ohaguro.

The 1934 published novella by English writer James Hilton that featured the character Mr Chipping was Goodbye Mr Chips and has been adapted into two films and two television adaptations.

Georgie Porgie is a popular English language nursery rhyme in which Georgie Porgie kissed the girls and made them cry with the first recorded version of the rhyme collected by James Orchard Halliwell in the mid-19th century.

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