Sunday, March 8, 2015

Trivia Bits 08 March



Ancient Greek historian Herodotus (pictured) lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484–425 BC) and has been called The Father of History, first conferred by Cicero, as well as The Father of Lies, first conferred by Voltaire.

St Columba's Church, Warcop, Cumbria England, stands on the site of a former Roman campwhich was in the medieval era was owned by Shap Abbey, a monastic religious house of the Premonstratensian order.

The Maghreb is a region on the continent of Africa previously known to Europeans as Barbary or Barbary States and is usually defined as much or most of the region of western North Africa or Northwest Africa, west of Egypt.

Tetris, a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union, was released on June 6, 1984.

The Vedas are the oldest scriptures of Hinduism in which the individual verses contained in these compilations are known as mantras with some selected Vedic mantras are still recited at prayers, religious functions and other auspicious occasions in contemporary Hinduism.

Long associated with the Westphalia region of Germany and first referred to in print in 1450, Pumpernickel is bread traditionally made from rye flour.

In the Tour de France, the rider finishing in the last position receives the Lanterne Rouge with the phrase from the French "Red Lantern" referring to the red lantern hung on the caboose of a railway train, which conductors would look for in order to make sure none of the couplings had become disconnected.

Dr Leslie Winkle is a recurring character on the 2007 debuting American sitcom TV series The Big Bang Theory and is played by Sara Gilbert.

The controversial sinking of the ARA General Belgrano, an Argentine Navy light cruiser, occurred during the Falklands War in 1982.

The Gouin Reservoir in Quebec, Canada, a man-made lake, is not one contiguous body of water, but the collective name for a series of lakes separated by innumerable bays, peninsulas, and islands with highly irregular shapes.

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