Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Trivia Bits 27 January


Banoffee pie

Banoffee pie (pictured), made from bananas, cream and dulce de leche on a pastry or biscuit base, originated in the United Kingdom with credit for the pie's invention claimed by Ian Dowding and Nigel Mackenzie, the chef and owner respectively at The Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex in 1972.

Crop circles are sizable patterns created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat, barley, rye, maize, or rapeseed and are studied by a cereologist.

Civilian scout Amos Chapman was inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame in 2012 for his actions which saw him awarded the Medal of Honor in 1874 for gallantry while in service of the United States Army during the Indian Wars.

The latitude in degrees of the Earth’s Equator is 0O.

Deep Blue was a computer best known for playing games of Chess and was developed by IBM. On May 11, 1997, the machine, with human intervention between games, won the second six-game match against world champion Garry Kasparov by two wins to one with three draws.

The capital of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is Palermo which was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz.

The British racehorse Teenoso won the 1983 Derby Stakes with the slowest winning time winning time of 2:49.07 of this race in the 20th century.

With the main hangar built in 1954, the Loring Air Force Base Double Cantilever Hangar, in Limestone, Aroostook County, Maine, was capable of storing five B-36 Peacemaker or six B-52 Stratofortress aircraft.

The term used to describe a fear of the number 4 is tetraphobia.

Claude Monet painted the Rouen Cathedral series of paintings in the 1890’s with each painting in the series capturing the façade of the cathedral at different times of the day and year, and reflect changes in its appearance under different lighting conditions.

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