Saturday, April 18, 2015

Trivia Bits 18 April



Aspro (pictured) is a very popular pain reliever used all around the world developed in Australia by George Nicholas, in 1917.

One of only two original Kelly documents known to have survived, the Jerilderie Letter was dictated by famous Australian bushranger Ned Kelly to fellow Kelly Gang member Joe Byrne in 1879 and in which Kelly tries to justify his actions, including the killing of three policemen in October 1878.

The English translation of the popular Latin American tres leches cake is three milk cakes a dessert of a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream.

Marie Curie won her Nobel prizes in the categories of physics, December 1903, and chemistry in 1911 and was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.

Held in the US summer, Caramoor Festival, launched in 1945 as World War II was ending, brings performances of opera and a range of other genres to a Mediterranean-style estate some 50 miles (80 kilometres) north of Manhattan.

The Triceratops roamed the area now known as North America about 68 million years ago.

The emergence in the 1920s of indigenous black writing in Australia saw the 1924 publication of Aboriginals: Their Traditions and Customs by well-known Ngarrindjeri speaker and inventor David Unaipon.

American Thoroughbred racehorse Lonesome Glory, the first American steeplechaser to win more than US$1 million in prize money from 1991 through 1999, was also the first American-trained horse to win a National Hunt race in Britain.

A 1964 American musical film Viva Las Vegas starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret which is regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley's best movies, and it is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Presley and Ann-Margret.

Used for at least 6000 years, wattle and daub is a composite building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw.

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