Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Trivia Bits 04 February



An American stock exchange NASDAQ (pictured) , which stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, is the second-largest stock exchange in the world.

The investigation into the 1995 murder of Celine Figard saw the UK's first national DNA screening programme in the hunt for a suspect covering over 5,000 people.

A dzo is an animal that is crossed between a cow and yak whilst dzo technically refers to a male hybrid, a female is known as a dzomo or zhom.

Women’s Pole Vault was included for the first time at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics.

Peru is a country in western South America is the home to Machu Picchu which most archaeologists believe was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472) and is often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", but it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.

If suffering from ombrophobia, you would have a fear of rain.

Transylvania is a historical region of the European country of Romania and in the English-speaking world has been strongly associated with vampires, chiefly due to the influence of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula as well as its later film adaptations and off-spins.

La Salle Road in Hong Kong is named after French educator Jean-Baptiste de la Salle with the La Salle College Kowloon opening on 6 January 1932.

Five of King Henry VIII’s wives were named Catherine or Anne - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. Jane Seymour was the sixth wife.

Cast in 1828, the bronze equestrian statue of George IV by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, which stands in Trafalgar Square was originally meant to be on top of the Marble Arch.

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