Monday, January 12, 2015

Trivia Bits 12 January


90 Mile Beach Vic

Australia’s longest beach is in the Australian state of Victoria - 90 Mile Beach (pictured) with a length of 151 kilometres or 94 miles.

An annual 17 miles (27 km) non-competitive bike in Memphis, Tennessee, takes place at midnight and is preceded by the Lunar Festival, which begins at 10 p.m. and runs throughout the bike tour.

British hairdresser, businessman, and philanthropist Vidal Sassoon was born in 1928 to a Greek father, Jack Sassoon, and Ukrainian-British mother, Betty, in Shepherds Bush, London and opened his first salon in London in 1954.

There are approximately thirty shrines and Roman temples on the slopes of Mount Hermon in Lebanon, Israel and Syria.

The Rwandan Genocide occurred in 1994 and was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority during the approximate 100 day period from April 7, 1994 to mid-July when an estimated 500,000-1,000,000 Rwandans were killed.

Christie Lee Hudson is better known as an American model and actress Christie Brinkley who first gained worldwide fame beginning in the late 1970s with three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers.

There are 114 chapters or suras in the Qur’an with the verses called ayahs.

From the Camellia sinensis the leaves and leaf buds are used to produce the traditional beverage of tea.

Zeus is a fungal genus containing the single species Zeus olympius, originally discovered in 1987 David Minter and Stephanos Diamandis on Mount Olympus in Greece with the Fruit bodies being yellow discs that grow in the decaying wood of Bosnian pine trees

The colour of the Intel Corporation logo used since 2005 is blue.

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