Friday, April 10, 2015

Trivia Bits 10 April



A celesta (pictured) is similar in appearance to a piano and was invented in 1886 by Parisian harmonium builder Auguste Mustel.

American scientist and inventor Edwin Land invented the Polaroid Land Camera with the first commercially available model was the Polaroid Land Camera Model 95, which produced prints in about 1 minute, and was first sold to the public in November, 1948.

Caveat emptor translates into Let the buyer beware and generally is the contract law principle that controls the sale of real property after the date of closing, but may also apply to sales of other goods.

Dachshund & Friends is a version of the video game Nintendogs, a real-time pet simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo on April 21, 2005.

Paul Brickhill, the author of the 1950 novel The Great Escape, was an Australian fighter pilot and writer, several of whose World War II books were turned into popular movies.

The 1969 rock opera Tommy was written by The Who, an English rock band formed in 1964, with the Broadway debut was at the St. James Theatre on 29 March 1993 with 27 previews running thru 10 April before officially "Opened" on 22 April 1993 and closed on 17 June 1995, after 899 performances.

In the popular Malaysian dish nasi ulam, nasi is rice mixed with various herbs, especially the leaves of pegagan, Centella asiatica, or often replaced with kemangi, lemon basil, vegetables, spices and accompanied with various side dishes.

Cholera, an infection of the small intestine, is believed to have originated in the Indian subcontinent; it has been prevalent in the Ganges delta since ancient times and with the first cholera pandemic occurring in the Bengal region of India starting in 1817 through 1824.

Encyclopaedia Britannica was first published between 1768 and 1771 as three volumes in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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