Saturday, April 25, 2015

Trivia Bits 25 April


Lang Lang

Lang Lang (pictured) is a Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in Europe, the United States and his native China and gave a performance in Beijing's opening ceremony for the 2008 Summer Olympics where he was promoted as a symbol of the youth and future of China.

The hit song for the American pop rock band The Bangles, Manic Monday, was written by Prince using the pseudonym Christopher was released on January 27, 1986 featuring on the album Different Light.

A hongi is a Maori greeting expressed by touching noses.

On 1 July 2013, Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union marking the end of a process started in 2001 by signing of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and Croatian application for the EU membership in 2003.


The Utility (pictured), or as it's called in Australia the 'ute', was invented in Australia by Ford in 1932 with legend having that a farmer came to Ford, looking for a car that could work on the farm all week, and then take the wife to church on Sundays.

Leaving his scripted address on Christmas Day 2013, Pope Francis gave an ad lib invitation to atheists to join the prayerful in desiring peace.

The father of US singer Frank Sinatra boxed briefly under the name of Marty O’Brien, a career which he continued until he broke his wrists after 30 professional fights.

Cape Byron, located about 3 km (1.9 mi) northeast of the town of Byron Bay in New South Wales, is the eastern-most point of the Australian continent of the mainland of Australia projecting into the Pacific Ocean and was named by British explorer Captain James Cook, when he passed the area in 15 May 1770, to honour British explorer John Byron who circumnavigated the globe in the HMS Dolphin from 1764 to 1766.

The ruins of the Incan city of Machu Picchu are in Peru with archaeologists believing that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472) around 1450, but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.

Cordate means being heart shaped and in leaves with the attachment at the notched end with the word drived from Neo-Latin cordātus heart-shaped.

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