Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Trivia Bits 08 April


The Fight of the Century

 In "The Fight of the Century" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier on March 8, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, (poster pictured) Muhammad Ali lost The Ring World Heavyweight title by an unanimous decision on the judges and referee.

Colloquially, a butcher’s canary is a blowfly with the term blow fly coming from an older English term for meat that had eggs laid on it, which was said to be fly blown.

In computing terms USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, an industry standard released in September 1998 that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.

Vacherin is a type of cheese that is a soft, rich, seasonal cheese made from cow's milk in Switzerland or France.

Active volcano Mt Sinabung is in the country of Indonesia in the Karo plateau of Karo Regency, North Sumatra, 25 miles from Lake Toba supervolcano.

The Warsaw Pact Military is a defensive alliance 1955 - 1991 between the USSR and East European communist states, originally established as a response to the admission of West Germany into NATO whose military structures and agreements were dismantled early in 1991 when the remaining political organization was officially dissolved in July 1991.

Playing Hans Hubermann in the 2013 American-German war drama film the Book Thief was Australian actor and film producer Geoffrey Rush.

The 1961 children’s novel James and the Giant Peach was written by British author Roald Dahl with a film adaptation produced in conjunction with Disney in 1996 directed by Henry Selick and produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton, both of whom previously produced The Nightmare Before Christmas.

English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin sailed to the Galapagos Islands as part of a five-year voyage on HMS Beagle and established him as an eminent geologist whose observations, theories and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author.

The smallest and most densely populated country in Central America is El Salvador.

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