Sunday, February 1, 2015

Trivia Bits 01 February


XXIII Olympic Winter Games a

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games (logo pictured), officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea between 9 - 25 February 2018.

Endermen and Creepers are creatures in the computer game Minecraft publicly released for the PC on May 17, 2009 with a full release version on November 18, 2011.

The Witches of Belvoir, three women, a mother and her two daughters, accused of witchcraft in England around 1618, supposedly believed a cat named Rutterkin helped them cast spells.

The two official languages of Ireland are Irish – aka Irish Gaelic or Gaelic – and English.

American actor Bradley Cooper, who first gained recognition in the television shows Alias and Jack & Bobby, began his professional acting career with a small role in the television show Sex and the City in 1999.

Before the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary began operations in 1934 there was a citadel on Alcatraz Island which was built in 1859 as a U.S. Army military defence, and began function as a war camp in 1861 and long-term military prison in 1868.

Often flavoured with vanilla, crème anglaise is a mix of sugar, milk and egg yolks and is a light pouring custard used as a dessert cream or sauce.

Operation Rolling Thunder was gradual and sustained US 2nd Air Division US Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) aerial bombardment campaign conducted against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) from 2 March 1965 until 2 November 1968, during the Vietnam War.

Former derivatives broker, Nicholas Leeson whose 1995 fraudulent, unauthorized speculative trading caused the spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdom's oldest investment bank, for which he received a prison sentence.

Michelangelo painted the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which took approximately four years to complete (1508–1512).

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