Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Trivia Bits 07 January



Appearing on the national flag of Wales (pictured) is the fictional animal of a Dragon in a design consisting of a red dragon passant on a green and white field and was adopted in its present form in 1959.

The first Protestant translation of the New Testament into Polish was published by Polish Lutheran theologian Jan Seklucjan in Königsberg, in the Polish fief Duchy of Prussia, between 1551 and 1553.

Reaching sizes of up to 6.7 m (22 ft) and weighing as much as 2,000 kg (4,400 lb), the saltwater crocodile also known as saltie, estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest terrestrial and riparian predator in the world.

The capital city of Armenia is Yerevan and is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.

Spanish (Andalusian) Pop duo Los Del Rio are best known for their smash-hit dance single first released in 1994 The Macarena.

In the 2012 Canadian documentary film Flight of the Butterflies, writer-director Mike Slee documents Dr. Fred Urquhart's decades-long study into the migration of the monarch butterfly in 3D IMAX format.

Amen; even so come, Lord Jesus is the last line of the novel Jane Eyre by English writer Charlotte Bronte and was published on 16 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name "Currer Bell."

Circa 1490 Leonardo da Vinci drew the original Vitruvian Man which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square.

In the Shrek movies, the voice of Lord Farquaad is provided by American actor, musician, and author John Lithgow.

Made from papier-mâché okiagari-koboshi dolls are considered symbols of perseverance in Japan because they never fall down as the design is such that its weight causes it to return to an upright position if it is knocked over.

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