Friday, October 17, 2014

Trivia Bits 17 October


No Strings Attached cover

In 2000, boy band ‘N Sync had a hit with the song Bye Bye Bye from their second studio album No Strings Attached (cover pictured) released on January 17, 2000 by Jive Records.

Havana is the capital of the Caribbean Island of Cuba being granted the title of City by King Philip II of Spain in 1592.

Cameroon is a country in the west Central Africa region bordered by Nigeria; Chad, the Central African Republic , Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo and is often referred to as the armpit of Africa.

In extreme sports, the Flybar is a modification of the traditional pogo stick design which allows riders to propel themselves up to a world record 8 feet 6 inches into the air according to the Flybar's website.

The chemical symbol for Palladium is Pd and is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal discovered in 1803 by English chemist and physicist William Hyde Wollaston.

The round symbol on the coat of arms of Toppenstedt represents the Tangendorf disk brooch, an Iron Age fibula discovered at a Bronze Age tumulus in the German municipality in 1930.

Thresher sharks’ scythe-like tails make up half the length of their body, so it had long been suspected that the animals used them as hunting weapons with footage of the predators using their tail to stun and kill sardines finally confirmed the theory in 2013.

The Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams is the most frequently misquoted song in the UK with a third of the 1,350 people polled in 2013 believed that lead singer Annie Lennox sings: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese/Who am I to disagree?” – the correct lyrics being “Sweet dreams are made of this/ Who am I to disagree?”

Chionophobia is the fear of snow.

Nicknamed The Ditch and lying between Australia and New Zealand is the Tasman Sea named after the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman.

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