Thursday, September 18, 2014

Trivia Bits 18 September


Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (pictured) played 200 Cricket Test matches for India being only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a Double Century in a One Day International, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. He retired on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th and final Test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

The American professional wrestler James Brian Hellwig is better known as The Ultimate Warrior.

Albatross Island is an 18 hectare island nature reserve in Bass Strait belonging to the Australia state of Tasmania and is notable for its breeding colony of 5,000 pairs of Shy Albatross, some 40% of the world population of the species.

Thousands of foreign-born Lone Soldiers, servicemen or women without parents in Israel, serve alongside locals in the Israel Defence Forces.

Frankfort is the capital of the American state of Kentucky.

A Jennet is a small Spanish horse noted for a smooth naturally ambling gait, compact and well-muscled build, and a good disposition.

The Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 176 islands in the southern Pacific Ocean of Tonga was one of the 45 countries that sent only a single athlete for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

In the standard game of Scrabble the letter B is worth three points.

Westeros is a fictional world featured in the American fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones which premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011.

In a standard game of polo a Chukka or Chukker is seven minutes with the game often termed The Sport of Kings.

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