Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Trivia Bits 01 October


Deepak Chopra

Indian-American author and alternative medicine/New Age guru Deepak Chopra (pictured) wrote the 1989 book Qantum Healing

Due to his loss of political support and the near-certainty of impeachment, the only US President to resign was Richard Nixon the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974.

Palk Strait lies between India and Sri Lanka connecting the Bay of Bengal in the northeast the Gulf of Mannar in the southwest.

New York is composed of five boroughs - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.

The Palala River bluffs in Limpopo province, South Africa have Stone Age significant prehistoric Bushman rock paintings dating to approximately 8000 BC and depict hunting scenes and various native game, especially antelopes.

2012 British Paralympian Jonathan Fox won the gold medal in the men's 100 metre backstroke S7 event after setting a new world record in the heats

American singer-songwriter and actress Alecia Beth Moore is better known by her stage name Pink (stylized as P!nk) who was a gymnast for eight years stating in an interview that her first dream was to be an Olympic gymnast.

Commonly found in Bulgarian patisseries and restaurants, a traditional Garash cake is made with walnuts, egg whites and crystal or powdered sugar

The first all-metal plane which flew for the first time on 18 January 1916 was nick-named Tin Donkey but was more technically known as The Junkers J 1.

The capitate bone is the largest of the carpal bones in the human hand, and occupies the centre of the wrist.

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