Saturday, October 18, 2014

Trivia Bits 18 October


rundle mall

Created in 1976 as the first street mall in Australia, Adelaide's Rundle Mall (pictured) is the biggest pedestrianised shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere and includes over 800 shops and 14 interconnected arcades.

A Basset Hound is used as the logo for the brand Hush Puppies, an international brand of contemporary, casual footwear for men, women and children and was founded in 1958.

The Treaty of Paris in 1856 ended the Crimean War between Russia and an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, Second French Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia.

English is the official language of the Solomon Islands consisting of a large number of islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of 28,400 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi).

The character Mr McGregor first appeared in The Tale of Peter Rabbit, a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first printed as a trade release in 1902.

With the façade dating from the early 17th century and built on foundations laid c.1477, Moubray House, one of the oldest buildings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, was once the premises of Archibald Constable, the owner of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

Italy is located in Southern Europe and comprises the boot-shaped Italian Peninsula and a number of islands including the two largest, Sicily and Sardinia.

The Zelter-Plakette has been awarded annually by the President of Germany since 1956 to German and foreign choirs which have served cultural life continuously for 100 years or more and was awarded to the 55-member male choir in Tanunda, South Australia, Tanunda Liedertafel in 1980.

Former Australian cricketer Dennis Lillee took seven out of his twenty-three Test five-wicket hauls at the Melbourne Cricket Ground making his Test debut during the sixth Test of the 1970–71 Ashes series where he claimed a five-wicket haul on debut.

In 1983, American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University Isaac Asimov won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for the science fiction novel Foundation’s Edge.

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