Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Trivia Bits 09 December


Phyllis O’Donnell

The first Australian to win the Women’s World Surfing Championship was Phyllis O’Donnell (pictured) winning the championship in 1964 at the age of 27.

There are eight carpal bones in a human wrist.

Princess Amelia's Battery, Princess Anne's Battery and Princess Caroline's Battery in Gibraltar were named after Amelia, Anne and Caroline, the daughters of King George II.

Time magazine ranked Ronald Reagan's June 12, 1987 speech at the Berlin Wall in the top 10 greatest speeches and was known as the Brandenburg Gate speech in which Reagan challenges Gorbachev to "Tear down this wall!

Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut are the three territories in Canada.

The village of Janabiyah in Bahrain is home to hundreds of prehistoric burial mounds dating back to 2200 BC with artefacts obtained from excavations show that the Dilmun civilisation of Bahrain engaged in trading with the Indus Valley civilisation.

The most popular species for Christmas trees in Denmark and most of Europe is the Nordmann fir which is native to the mountains west and east of the Black Sea, in Turkey, Georgia, Russian Caucasus and northern parts of Armenia.

The US state of Connecticut has the nick-name the nutmeg state with the origins of the nutmeg connection to Connecticut being unknown.

Airing from August 2001, Australian television series McLeod's Daughters follows the lives of half sisters Claire and Tess McLeod as they embark on a mission: to run Drovers Run, a farm that has been in the McLeod family for generations.

If competing in an Aussie Round event, you would be using a Boomerang in one of many throwing contests which also include accuracy of return; trick catch; maximum time aloft; fast catch; and endurance.

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