Thursday, April 30, 2015

Trivia Bits 30 April


 The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The 1969 published classic children's picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar (cover pictured) was designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books, and has few words that have been translated into more than 58 languages and sold more than 38 million copies.

Opening in 1994, The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi) rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover

A phlebotomist is trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research.

An English explorer and administrator Charles Sturt was born in India in 1795, arrived in Sydney in 1827 with a detachment of the British army and is best known for his voyage of discovery sailing down the massive inland Darling-Murray River systems.

In military terms, a cul-de-sac is a situation in which a military force is hemmed in on all sides except from behind.

A halibut is a type of fish that live in the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans with the name derived from haly (holy) and butt (flat fish) for its popularity on Catholic holy days.

The Beatles sixth studio album Rubber Soul was released on 3 December 1965 on the Parlophone label and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market.

The Overland Telegraph Line completed in 1872 connected Darwin with the South Australian town of Port Augusta some 3200 kms apart.

The closest planet to Neptune is Uranus with the distance between them varying based on their positions relative to each other and at their closest position, they are about 1,600 million kilometres apart whilst at their furthest position, they are about 7,400 million kilometres apart.

A lemon tree is an evergreen tree native to Asia with fruit used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking.

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