Monday, April 20, 2015

Trivia Bits 20 April



A leather punching tool is called an awl (pictured) which is a sharp and pointed tool that has a handle, usually made of wood or for larger holes, one can use a drill or various commercial leather punching tools.

Outside the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily, the Villa Romana del Casale is a 4th century villa famous for its 3,500sq m of detailed and preserved mosaic floors being one of 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy.

A sclerotic segmental plate found of the thorax or back of an insect are the hardened plates in the exoskeleton.

With the successful 2012 movie based on their story, The Sapphires started as a trio with Beverley Briggs, Laurel Robinson and Naomi Mayers in the Shepparton Cummeragunja area of Victoria in the 1950s and went to Vietnam to entertain the troops involved in the war in 1968 but unfortunately few historical records exist of their performances.

The apothem of a regular polygon is a line segment from the centre to the midpoint of one of its sides with the word "apothem" also referring to the length of that line segment.

Traditionally New York’s taxis are painted canary yellow, medallion taxis, and are able to pick up passengers anywhere in New York’s five boroughs.

Australia's National Anthem was God Save The Queen until 1984 when it was changed to Advance Australia Fair after a 1977 National referendum.

Because of his toughness and aggressive personality, Old Hickory was the nick name of US President Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

Country singer Kelly Clarkson has a pet goat named Billy Joel.

The word limicolous means living in mud or muddy regions and relates generally to animals.

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