Monday, June 1, 2015

Trivia Bits 01 Jun


 Imperial torte

The Imperial torte (pictured), a square chocolate cake with five thin layers of almond paste, was created by a master pastry chef at the court of Emperor Franz Joseph (1830 - 1916).

Dr. Ibrahim Oweiss, Georgetown University economics professor, coined the term petrodollars to describe the US dollar income of oil-producing countries in 1973.

Tibet is a plateau region in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, in the People's Republic of China and is often referred to as the roof of the world.

The ringgit is the currency of the Asian country of Malaysia with the symbol RM and a currency code MYR, is divided into 100 sen (cents) and is issued by the Bank Negara Malaysia.

Implemented in 2004, major roads in Hong Kong are numbered from Route 1 to Route 10 under the Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System.

In 1889, the first coin-operated telephone, patented by Hartford, Connecticut inventor William Gray, was installed in the Hartford Bank and local calls using a coin-operated phone in the U.S. cost only 5 cents everywhere until 1951.

Two of Disney’s Seven Dwarfs have names with five letters – Happy and Dopey.

Of Croatian and Irish ancestry Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor is better known as Lorde whose 2013 song The Love Club was included on the compilation to raise funds for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan through the relief efforts of the Philippines Red Cross.

Puha is a vegetable frequently eaten in New Zealand as a vegetable, particularly by the native Māori and when cooked the flavour is reminiscent of chard.

The trio of British comedians in The Goodies, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden wrote and performed in their eponymous surreal comedy show during the 1970s and early 1980s.

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