Friday, May 1, 2015

Trivia Bits 01 May



A fruit tree native to Iran and Iraq that has the botanical name Punica Granatum is the Pomegranate (pictured) which has been successfully introduced into Australia.

US musician Ben Haggerty is better known as Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American rapper.

The 1923 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Irish poet W B Yeats for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.

The Great Lakes in Northern America make up the Earth’s largest surface freshwater system with a total surface of 94,250 square miles (244,106 sq km).

The colour of the sash Australian bush ranger Ned Kelly wore under his armour was green which was symbolic of Ned Kelly’s Irish heritage.

The first game of International Cricket was played in 1844 being between the USA and Canada and played at the grounds of the St George's Cricket Club in New York.

In 1843, pioneer South Australian newspaper editor and horticulturist George Stevenson sent a case of South Australian wine made from a vineyard near Mt Barker to Queen Victoria, being the first Australian wine to reach the Queen.

A male swan is called a Cob, an adult female is called a Pen and baby swans are called Cygnets.

Author Tim Winton’s first novel was Miles Franklin Award winning Cloudstreet published in 1991 and chronicles the lives of two working class Australian families who come to live together at One Cloud Street, in a suburb of Perth, over a period of twenty years, 1943 – 1963.

On the human skull, the gnathion is the lowest point of the chin.

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