Monday, September 29, 2014

Trivia Bits 29 September



In Jewish cuisine, the traditional hamantash (pictured) is triangular a filled-pocket cookie or pastry.

Despite having developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison was never awarded a Nobel Prize.

The first Australian-born astronaut to enter space was South Australian born Andy Thomas - American aerospace engineer and a NASA astronaut.

Spanish sailor and cosmographer Diego Ramírez de Arellano set a southern navigation record in 1619 in discovering the Diego Ramírez Islands, the most southerly point visited by Europeans until the discovery of the South Sandwich Islands by Captain James Cook in 1775.

American flight navigator, sea captain and aviation pioneer Fred Noonan disappeared with aviator Amelia Earhardt somewhere over the Central Pacific Ocean in 1937.

King Khalid International Airport is in Saudi Arabia and is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Heads of state and other high-ranking VIP visitors to the Kingdom are greeted in the Royal Pavilion which has open spaces, garden areas, and fountains.

In 2007, French chef Anne-Sophie Pic became the fourth woman to win three Michelin stars for her restaurant, Maison Pic, in southeast France.

The Australian city of Melbourne hosted a White Night Festival on 22 February 2014 drawing an estimated 500,000 people and was open from 7pm to 7am the following morning, featuring music, dance, visual display, light show, and a variety of buskers with Art institutions such as The National Gallery of Victoria and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image featuring free exhibitions and films for the public to attend.

2012 Paralympics competitor Rajinder Singh Rahelu won the first-ever medal for India in powerlifting in 2004.

Competing for the FFA (Football Federation Australia) cup are teams playing Soccer also known as Association Football and is the national association football knockout cup competition in Australia.

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