Friday, September 26, 2014

Trivia Bits 26 September



Radarange 1947

First sold in 1947, the microwave oven, named the Radarange (pictured), was invented by Percy Spencer after World War II from radar technology developed during the war.

Based on American-Canadian children's books written by Vicki Wong and Michael C. Murphy, the 2010 British children's television series The Octonauts, features a cat named Kwazi.

Five cities staring with M have hosted the Summer Olympic Games – Melbourne, Mexico City, Munich, Montreal and Moscow.

In the 2013 Great Australian Bake Off, each baker does three bakes in each episode - The Signature Bake, The Technical Bake and The Showstopper.

Mount Taranaki is an active but quiescent, stratovolcano on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Jane Stanford co-founder of Stanford University ordered in 1905 that after her death her jewels to be sold and the funds used as a permanent endowment to be used exclusively for the purchase of books and other publications.

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev made a speech which became known as On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences to made to the Twentieth Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on 25 February 1956 in which he was sharply critical of the reign of deceased General Secretary and Premier Joseph Stalin.

The main religion of Peru is Roman Catholicism due to the December 1532 a party of conquistadors led by Francisco Pizarro defeated and captured Inca Emperor Atahualpa conquering the lands.

The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living is an artwork created in 1991 by an English artist Damien Hirst, and is a tiger shark in a glass tank of formaldehyde.

The O in American film director, screenwriter, and producer David O Russell’s name stands for Owen.

In Greek Mythology, the gorgon Medusa was killed by Perseus, the legendary founder of Mycenae and the off-spring of Zeus and Danae.

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