Monday, March 16, 2015

Trivia Bits 16 March



lassie come home

Lassie is a fictional female collie dog character created by English author Eric Knight in a short story expanded to novel length called Lassie Come-Home published in 1940, the novel was filmed by MGM in 1943 as Lassie Come Home (Pictured with Elizabeth Taylor)

Retskrivningsordbogen is a Danish orthographic dictionary published by the Danish Language Council to establish the official spelling of the Danish language and was first published as Svend Grundtvig's Dansk Haandordbog, published in 1872.

A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types and in four-part chorale style harmony, the soprano takes the highest part, which usually encompasses the melody.

In the US ZIP system, the letters ZIP stand for Zone Improvement Plan, a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.

Leukocytes are more commonly known as white blood cells which are the cells of the immune system that are involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials.

Mint leaves and rum together with sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice and sparkling water, are the main ingredients in the cocktail known as Mojito with Cuba being the birthplace of the cocktail.

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt made his directorial debut with the 2013 film Don Jon which starred himself as Jon with Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza

English record-breaking sailor and paramedic Seb Clover sailed the English Channel solo at age 11 and set a world record at age 15 when he raced against his father in an Atlantic Ocean crossing between 19 December 2002 and 12 January 2003.

The Kola Superdeep Borehole, the deepest artificial point in the world at 12,262 metres is in Russia with the drilling beginning and on 24 May 1970 and reaching the deepest point in 1989.

Insulin is produced in the human body by the pancreas and is central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body by causing cells in the liver, skeletal muscles, and fat tissue to absorb glucose from the blood.

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