Saturday, September 27, 2014

Trivia Bits 27 September


Flag of Albania

The flag of Albania (pictured) features a two-headed eagle with the current design adopted in 1992 when the Democratic Party of Albania won the elections.

American cartoonist E. C. Segar is best known as the creator of the cartoon character Popeye a pop culture character who first appeared in 1929 in Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre.

The one act opera Elektra was composed by Richard Straus which was adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra and was first performed at the Dresden State Opera on January 25, 1909.

The Kanak people are the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of the French collective of New Calendonia.

Korean dish of bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul, sautéed and seasoned vegetables, and gochujang, chili pepper paste with a raw or fried egg and sliced meat common additions.

In 2006, Iceland resumed commercial whaling in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tripitaka, meaning three baskets, describes the various canons of scripture in Buddhism particularly a Sūtra Piṭaka, a Vinaya Piṭaka and an Abhidharma Piṭaka.

Eclectic, Munson, Personal and Teeline are all types of the writing technique known as Shorthand.

With a population of around 8.5 million, Ruhr is a large region in the European country of Germany consisting of several large, industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr, Rhine and Lippe.

German composer bassoonist and composer Victor Bruns, who played at the Leningrad Opera and with the Staatskapelle Berlin, composed six ballets and four bassoon concertos.

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