Thursday, September 25, 2014

Trivia Bits 25 September


Mata Hari

Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy Mata Hari (pictured) had relationships with high-ranking military officers, politicians, and others in influential positions in many countries prior to World War I.

The South Shetland Islands are part of the continent of Antarctica lying about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of the Antarctic Peninsula.

The family dog in the first season of the sitcom The Partridge Family was Simone with the series about a widowed mother, played by US actress Shirley Jones, and her five children who embark on a music career.

Thong yip, also known as "pinched gold egg yolks", is an auspicious traditional Thai dessert usually made for important occasions and ceremonies such as weddings, ordinations and housewarmings and is a egg-based sweets with the Thai word thong means "gold" and yip means "to pick" and it is believed that when thong yip is used in blessing ceremonies or as a gift to anyone, it will bring wealth and success in work; a person can turn something ordinary into gold once he or she picks it up.

Nitrous oxide is used in surgery and dentistry for its anaesthetic and analgesic effects and is commonly known as "laughing gas" due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it, a property that has led to its recreational use as a dissociative anaesthetic.

A Barreleye, also known as spook fish, is a small deep-sea fish found in tropical-to-temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.

The frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2, Paul David Hewson, better known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.

In 1606, Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon landed at the Pennefather River on western Cape York Peninsula Queensland, Australia.

English singer-songwriter and television presenter best known as the lead singer of the Sex Pistols is Johnny Rotten who was born John Lydon in 1956.

Idriss Déby became president of the African country of Chad after a military coup in 1990 against President Hissène Habré.

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