Friday, September 19, 2014

Trivia Bits 19 September



Kinder Surprise Eggs manufactured by Italian confectionary company Ferrero were originally intended for children having the form of a chocolate egg containing a small toy, often requiring assembly. "Kinder" is the German word for "children".

With an area of only 298km2 , Maldives is the smallest country in Asia located in the Indian Ocean consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls.

The role of Cole Sear’s mother in the 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan The Sixth Sense was played by Australian actress Toni Collette co-starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.

The musical direction veloce means at a quick tempo from the Latin vēlōx quick.

Coca-Cola was regarded in the Soviet Union as a symbol of American imperialism in the 1940’s with Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov liking the drink so he asked Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, Dwight D. Eisenhower, for its colour to resemble vodka so that he would not be seen drinking it public and this became known as White Coke.

Australian athlete Sally Pearson won gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics with a new Olympic record time of 12.35s.

Woody Allen won a Best Director Oscar for his 1977 American romantic comedy Annie Hall which co-stars the director as Alvy Singer, who tries to figure out the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the film's eponymous female lead, played by Diane Keaton in a role written specifically for her.

The poem Paradise Regained was written by English poet John Milton was first published in 1671 and is connected by name to his earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost.

It is your head that you would wear a capuchin being a cone-shaped ceremonial hat worn during the Mardi Gras celebration in the Cajun areas of southwestern Louisiana, known as the Courir de Mardi Gras.

Juggler, corporate entertainer, and comedian Jeff Civillico simultaneously jogged 26.2 miles (42.2 km) and juggled three balls at the Walt Disney World Marathon to raise $5000 for a special needs non-profit organization on January 11, 2009.

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