Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trivia Bits 19 October


Edward VIII

Edward VIII (pictured) preceded George VI as King of the United Kingdom.

The formula C.H.N. is used for the stimulant drug Nicotine being the natural product of tobacco with a half-life of 1 to 2 hours.

Manila is the capital of the Philippines with the earliest written account of the city is the 10th-century Laguna Copperplate Inscription which describes a Malay kingdom in what is now Manila maintaining diplomatic relations with the Indianized Kingdom of Medang in modern-day Java Klerk was succeeded by Nelson Mandela as the President of South Africa in 1994 and went on to serve as Deputy President in the government of national unity under Mandela.

The Holden Commodore is an automobile manufactured since 1978 by the Holden subsidiary of General Motors (GM) in Australia to replace the long-serving Kingswood nameplate with a smaller, model.

2012 Australian Paralympic athletics competitor Matthew Silcocks has Poland's syndrome, a syndrome he had at birth that caused development problems with his right arm.

The German medieval Margraviate of Brandenburg, a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire from 1157 to 1806, was called the sandbox of the Holy Roman Empire.

The sport of Netball has a variation called Fast5 featuring shortened games and goals worth multiple points and was first introduced in 2008.

The Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, a private art gallery in Sydney, Australia, was about to exhibit Australian contemporary art photographer Bill Henson's artworks in 2008, when police seized over 20, following complaints claiming they were child pornography.

Sir Percy Blakeney is the secret identity of The Scarlet Pimpernel created by Emma Orczy, Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin and is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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